Emiliano Buendia could end up at Aston Villa rather than Arsenal football club ahead of the 2021-2022 season. Arsenal showed interest in the prolific Norwich City right-winger but could not bid as much as Villa did.
Reports in England confirmed that Aston Villa would agree to a £33 million fee to sign the 24-year-old Argentine right-winger who ended the 2020-2021 season as the best player in the Championship.
If the deal is finalized, it will be the first time in the history of Aston Villa that they had to pay a whopping £33 million on a single player who worth just £19.80 according to transfermarkt.
Emiliano Buendia attracted the interest of Arsenal and Aston Villa due to his fantastic ability to score goals from tight angles. Besides his goalscoring abilities, he can dribble and run on the ball.
Also, his ability around oppositions’ eighteen-yard box doesn’t stop Buendia to have the skill of making necessary interceptions to prevent oppositions’ counter-attacks.
Above all, in the 2020-2021 season, Emiliano Buendia proved to be a more complete player by not playing for himself but also for the team.
His effort helped Norwich City to gain promotion back to the Premier League in style as they emerged the Champions of the English Championship.
After 39 Championship games, Emiliano Buendia scored 15 goals and provided 17 assists. His involvement in the success of Norwich City earned him far-reaching popularity among football lovers in England.
Due to how good the Argentine star has proven to be, the fact that he would most likely join Aston Villa this summer has been a source of heartbreak to most Norwich City and Arsenal fans.
The Norwich City fans are unhappy that they have lost their best player at a time they would need him to survive in the Premier League. While most Arsenal fans who believed Emiliano Buendia could have helped to spice up the club’s attack argued that Arsenal should have done better in the bidding process.
As it stands, Aston Villa who finished 11th, 6 points behind 8 placed Arsenal, might have the last laugh over the transfer of the Argentine football star. Reports claimed that Emiliano Buendia has already completed medical in Argentina which means that it is almost a done deal for Villa.
The £33 million Aston Villa will pay for the services of Buendia could rise to about £40 million with bonus add-ons.