Norwich City winger Emi Buendia is wanted by Premier League sides Arsenal as well as Aston Villa but right now, there’s no way to decide which club has the upper hand.
Recently, there were rumours that Arsenal have made an offer for the Argentinian international and now Sky Sports have tried to make sense of the whole situation. They cite multiple sources and in the end of it, it’s pretty evident that this transfer deal will not be a straightforward one.
The report claims: “Arsenal and Aston Villa are in talks over a deal to sign Norwich winger Emiliano Buendia.
“One source has told Sky Sports News Arsenal have made a second offer worth £35m after an initial one of £30m was rejected, while one source has also claimed Aston Villa have seen an offer knocked back.
“Another source, however, says Norwich have not received any bids for the Argentine, rated at around £40m by the newly-promoted Canaries.
“Another big European club is said to be interested, and Sky Sports News has reported interest from Atletico Madrid and Valencia in the past.”
Norwich City know fully well that Emi Buendia is worth his weight in gold at this point in time which is why they will want to hold onto him as long as possible. The Canaries are under no financial pressure to cash in on the winger and he also has three more years left on his current deal at the club.
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With 15 goals and 17 assists in the Championship this past season, a player like Emi Buendia deserves to play in the Premier League and since Norwich City have secured promotion, the club will not have to worry about that either.
Arsenal and Aston Villa might not be able to splurge too much money on a single player this summer but if these rumours from Sky Sports hold any truth then both these sides understand that Emi Buendia will not come cheap.
The Gunners already have Nicolas Pepe and Bukayo Saka as their first-team right-wingers so maybe if Mikel Arteta can sell off one of them, the club will be able to pay a handsome transfer fee to Norwich City.
In the end, it is Norwich who will come out as the winners in this whole deal as they will be able to bag a massive transfer fee for a place whom they signed for just £1.35 million from Getafe in 2018.