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Villa announces £35m signing of Arsenal target Buendia

Mon 07 June 2021 | 9:56

Arsenal has long been negotiating over a deal for Emi Buendia with Norwich for their Argentine star, Emi Buendia, as they failed to make Odegaard’s stay at the club permanent.

Another twist in

Arsenal

summer transfer plans is that their long-time playmaker favorite, 

Emi Buendia

, has officially joined 

Aston Villa 

for a

Norwich

club-record fee of £35 million ($50m) plus add-ons.

Joining

Arsenal

on loan in January, Martin Odegaard quickly established himself as a key player in

Mikel Arteta's

plans. However, Madrid’s £51.6m price tag put the 22-year-old out of the reach of Arsenal. Having keen to add a creative player for

Odegaard’s

role in

Mikel Arteta’s

plans, they turned back to the then-Norwich Argentine star, Buendia.

However,

Aston Villa

has officially confirmed the signing of the player, who led Norwich back to Premier League, in a statement.

The statement on

Aston Villa’s

official website reads

:

"Aston Villa and Norwich City have reached an agreement for the transfer of Emiliano Buendia,"

"As Emiliano is currently in the Argentina national team’s biosecure bubble, preparing for a World Cup qualifying match with Colombia on Tuesday evening, he will undergo a medical and complete the transfer after the game."

The

Canaries

themselves published their own statement, adding

: "Final confirmation of the transfer will follow upon completion of the player’s medical."

Having been relegated from the Premier League in the 2019/20 season, the 24-year-old creative

Argentine

star was essential in their bouncing back by gaining automatic Championship promotion.

Joining

Norwich

from

Getafe

in 2018 for a €1.50m fee,

Buendia

has registered 15 and 17 assists in his 39 Championship appearances this season.

 


source: SportMob

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