Buendia In Club-Record Transfer Talks As Aston Villa Outbid Arsenal

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Aston Villa outbid Arsenal to agree a club-record £33m fee to sign Argentina midfielder Emiliano Buendia from newly promoted Norwich City.

Buendia, 24, has completed a medical in Argentina, with the proposed move also set to be a selling record for Norwich, who rejected Arsenal’s offer.

The fee Villa will pay could rise to nearly £40m with bonus add-ons.

Buendia was named Championship player of the season for 2020-21 following Norwich’s promotion to Premier League.

He scored 15 goals and registered 16 assists, creating more chances than any other player in the division.

Buendia is currently part of the Argentina squad preparing for the Copa America but missed out on his senior international debut in the 1-1 draw with Chile on Friday.

Norwich signed Buendia from Getafe for a little over £1m in June 2018 and he has since scored 24 goals and provided 42 assists in his three years so far at Carrow Road.

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Source: Complete Sports