Reading FC had their status officially confirmed as a Championship club for next season, despite falling to a narrow 2-1 defeat to play-off chasing, Middlesbrough.
One man that has played a starring role in their turnaround under Jose Gomes since the turn of the year is Arsenal loanee, Emiliano Martinez who has hardly put a foot wrong since signing in January.
The shot-stopper took to Twitter following the confirmation of Reading’s Championship status and he’s remaining focused on finishing the season on a high in the final game of this year’s campaign next weekend.
— Emiliano Martínez (@emimartinezz1) April 27, 2019
Martinez is certain to be one of the contenders for Reading’s Player of the Season award, which speaks volumes on how impressive he’s been, especially since Martinez only arrived in January.
It remains to be seen as to where his future lies, with Petr Cech heading for the exit door at Arsenal next season.
It’s fair to say that the majority of Reading supporters want Martinez to remain at the Madejski Stadium beyond this season though.
See the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
Thanks for everything Emi. You will always be a Royal whatever happens in the future ????????
— ElmParkRoyals (@ElmParkRoyals) April 27, 2019
Regardless of where you are next season, you’ll always be a Royal! Absolute legend
— Ian Frampton (@iframpton) April 27, 2019
Please stay in my life forever
— Joey (@JaaBui) April 27, 2019
Emi mate please don't leave????
— Saul???????? (@Saul1871) April 27, 2019
Absolute hero???? good luck with your future endeavours wherever they may be????
— Nathan Adams (@Nathan_adamsss) April 27, 2019
Hoping you stay but if not all the best for the future. You certainly deserve to go places after this season!!????⚪️????⚪️
— Elliott (@unger_elliott) April 27, 2019
Emi without you I dread to think what our situation would be. Join Reading next season. The biggest club in England
— M???????? (@GomesBaII) April 27, 2019
— Ali Sutton (@ali_sutton10) April 27, 2019