The London giants have learnt how much they will have to cough up in order to secure the services of Emiliano Buendia in the summer transfer window. Norwich City are set to demand at least £35m for the 24-year-old winger, who is also a target for Aston Villa.
Gunners are set to continue their squad overhaul under Mikel Arteta going into the summer transfer window, and bolstering their creative ranks is deemed to be imperative. Arsenal have been considerably improved creatively in the second half of the season, which has been enabled by the arrival of Odegaard on loan from Real Madrid as well as the advent of Emile Smith Rowe.
While Smith Rowe seems ready to continue his upward trajectory next campaign, Odegaard appears unlikely to be signed permanently by Arsenal this summer, with Real Madrid likely to price them out of a potential deal. As a result, Arsenal have had to set their sights elsewhere, which has seen them take a serious look at Emiliano Buendia again.
Buendia has previously spent a season in the PL, having been one of the best creative forces in the competition and impressing to no end in 2019/20 despite Norwich City’s relegation to the Championship. Buendia was subsequently linked with the Gunners and others last summer, as well as in winter before a move failed to materialise.
Argentina international, though, put his head down and delivered the goods once again for Norwich, managing an impressive tally of 15 goals and 17 assists in 39 Championship games. Suffice to say, the footballer has attracted some of the best clubs in England once again, with the Gunners back in the hunt for him.