Report: Arsenal make £35m bid for 'unplayable' attacker
Arsenal have made a £35million offer for Emiliano Buendia, according to Sky Sports.
The Gunners are reportedly eager to snap up the Norwich attacker and potential Argentina international.
However, Arsenal are apparently facing competition from fellow Premier League side Aston Villa.
Sky Sports cites one source claiming the Gunners tabled a £30million offer for Buendia, which Norwich rejected.
As a result, the Emirates Stadium club has upped the bid by £5million, according to the outlet.
However, another source claims Norwich are yet to receive any bids for the 24-year-old.
In addition, a “big European club” is also in pursuit of Buendia, added Sky Sports.
The Canaries reportedly want £40million for Buendia.
Buendia is a player of the highest calibre who looks destined for a career at the top of the game.
His 14 goals and 17 assists this season have Norwich back into the Premier League at the first attempt.
In May, the “unplayable” Buendia won the Championship Player of the Season and Norwich’s Player of the Season awards.
Buendia joined Norwich in 2018 from Getafe for a reported £1.4million.
He has made 121 appearances in green and yellow, registering 24 goals and 42 assists.
In addition, Buendia is in the Argentina squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Colombia.
Buendia last represented Argentina at Under-20 level when they played at the U20 World Cup in 2015.
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Buendia can play on the flanks and as a No. 10, which is great for Arsenal if they don’t sign Martin Odegaard permanently.
Norwich’s business model relies on turning rough diamonds into superb polished gems and selling them for profit.
However, their Premier League promotion is not good news for Arsenal, or indeed Villa.
Norwich can now give Buendia Premier League football once again, and the ball is very much in their court.
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