Report: Arsenal to make summer offer for Norwich star Emi Buendia
Arsenal are ready to make a concrete bid for Norwich City playmaker Emi Buendia when the transfer window reopens, according to Eurosport.
The Gunners were keen during the January transfer window but were told by the Canaries that he wasn’t for sale at any price.
Norwich are chasing promotion to the Premier League and Daniel Farke wanted to keep him at Carrow Road.
It is thought that Buendia is valued at £40 million and it remains to be seen what Arsenal will open the bidding at.
The 24-year-old has scored 10 goals and claimed 12 assists this season and interest is likely to be fierce in the summer.
During the 2019/20 campaign, he couldn’t help Norwich avoid relegation from the top-flight but he did manage eight assists.
Buendia earns £25,000-a-week at Norwich and he looks destined to play for a bigger club than the Canaries.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is thought to be a big fan of the Argentine and could now make a move in the summer.
The Spaniard will want to continue his squad rebuilding process and Buendia’s creativity could make him a useful asset.
Norwich are 10 points clear at the top of the Championship and despite their pending promotion, they could be powerless when it comes to losing Buendia in the summer.
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This season Buendia has typically operated on the right-wing for Norwich but he can play as a number 10.
His versatility makes him a nice target for Arsenal and his arrival could prove to be an exciting one.
The Gunners have been far too inconsistent this season and more attacking quality will be sought in the summer.
Buendia might not be the only target on Arteta’s shortlist but he could prove to be a shrewd piece of business.
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