Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has said it makes no sense for his club to consider selling Emi Buendia to Arsenal this January.
Speaking to Sky Sports yesterday, Farke believes it is ‘99%’ certain that Buendia will remain at Carrow Road during this window, explaining how he sees little logic in selling one of his best players.
“No, nothing will happen. In this business you can never say 100 per cent guarantee, but I would label it 99 per cent. It makes no sense for any of my key players to leave at this moment. And it makes no sense for us as a club right now to sell any of my players,” Farke said.
“These players have the potential to play for one of the best clubs in this country, and Arsenal are definitely one of the best in this country and also Europe. They have the potential to play there one day, but it makes no sense in January.”
Buendia has been linked with a move to The Gunners, with reports claiming a bid in the region of £40-50m would be needed for Norwich to even consider a sale.
TBR View: Farke has essentially just closed the door on this one
This was always going to be a tricky deal for Arsenal to do anyway so unless Buendia really pushes for a move now, then it seems unlikely given Farke’s very blunt comments here.
Buendia is a fine player but Arsenal aren’t spending £40m this January and Norwich aren’t in the business of selling up. This, then, looks a bit dead in the water.