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Report: Leeds to rival almost half of Premier League for Emi Buendia

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Report: Leeds to rival almost half of Premier League for Emi Buendia

Leeds United have become the latest side to eye a summer move for Emi Buendia, with Foot Mercato reporting that almost half of the Premier League now wants the Argentinian.

Buendia is on his way back to the top flight after starring for Norwich City as they strolled to the Championship title this season.

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The 24-year-old has scored 14 goals and contributed 16 assists for Daniel Farke’s side. It comes after he provided seven assists during their previous year at English football’s top table.

And it appears that Norwich may be facing a fight to keep him next season. According to Foot Mercato, almost half of the Premier League is considering a move for the playmaker.

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They note that Aston Villa, West Ham and Crystal Palace are amongst his admirers. But they add that Leeds are also keen to bring him to Elland Road.

This comes after Eurosport claimed in March that Arsenal are planning to make a bid for Buendia this summer.

 

TBR View: Buendia would be an amazing signing for Marcelo Bielsa’s side

Leeds have enjoyed an outstanding first year back at the highest level. But there are areas of the squad that arguably need strengthening ahead of next season.

One of those is around the final third. Leeds could perhaps do with another top wide attacking midfielder or number 10. And Buendia has certainly shown that he is a superb player in those sorts of roles.

He would not come cheap. Foot Mercato claims that Norwich have no interest in selling for less than £34.7 million (€40 million).

But if a club does manage to lure him away from Carrow Road this summer, it seems highly likely that they will go on to be delighted with their piece of business to get him in.

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