Transfer news RECAP: Martinez agrees to join Villa on four-year deal

He developed in the youth ranks at Queens Park Rangers rather than join his father, who saved Forest from administration in 1999 and poured in more than £100million of his personal fortune before stepping down in 2011.

‘The period between Peter Schmeichel and Edwin van der Sar we had Ricardo, Fabien Barthez, Mark Bosnich, Roy Carroll, Tim Howard, Massimo Taibi, many goalkeepers over a five to six-year period and there was inconsistency that certainly didn’t help.’

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‘They were a big part of my childhood. I went home and away for many years.
I cried all the way home after watching them lose at Bramall Lane in a play-off semi-final when Des Walker scored an own goal.’

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‘I have such fond memories and definitely during last season, a successful season with Swindon, a club where I’d had a kind of on-off love affair, in the moment of celebration I did think, ‘yeah, he would have liked to have seen that’.

The Old Trafford legend told Sky Sports: ‘The idea that Dean Henderson would come into Manchester United and replace David de Gea as No 1 goalkeeper straight away… it won’t happen, I can guarantee it won’t happen.

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Manchester United target Sergio Reguilon ‘prefers a return to Sevilla’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have hit a roadblock in their pursuit of left-back Reguilon with Real Madrid reportedly insistent on a £27million buy-back clause. The 23-year-old made his debut for Spain.

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Benrahma closes in on Palace move

Crystal Palace are in pole position to sign £20m-rated Brentford star Said Benrahma this summer. The winger was also absent during the Bees’ 1-0 defeat at St Andrew’s.

The likes of Troy Deeney, Danny Welbeck, Ismaila Sarr and Will Hughes were among a raft of players absent here through a combination of injury, lack of match fitness or simply sitting in the departure lounge waiting for a move before the window shuts next month.

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It’s early days of course and the remaining weeks of the transfer window will bring further upheaval, but Watford proved just about superior to a Middlesbrough team who you sense would be more than content with mid-table anonymity.

Watford were the more vibrant side before half-time before retreating after the break.
Middlesbrough saw chances come and go, with Britt Assombalonga their most dangerous player, but Watford showed a resoluteness often missing last season.

Arsenal ‘prepare £10m bid for for Brentford goalkeeper David Raya’

Arsenal are reportedly set to waste no time in addressing their goalkeeping situation and make a £10million bid for Brentford’s David Raya, once Emilioano Martinez leaves the club.

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‘I want to change that narrative, at the start by creating trainers using better materials and then the consumer is incentivised to send them back to us at the end of their life and we will make sure they’re recycled in the right way.

‘It’s part of who I am, I don’t hide that, and it’s probably helped my career. You form good habits and discipline through the relentlessness of how the school operates and that’s something I carried into my football career.