Arsenal have made enquiries about Norwich City’s Emi Buendia ahead of a summer bid, according to reports.
Sky Sports report that Arsenal and Aston Villa have renewed long-standing interest in Emi Buendia ahead of the summer window. They’re likely to be joined by Tottenham Hotspur in the race for the 24-year-old.
Sky write that Arsenal were interested in Buendia in January, but at the time they chose Martin Odegaard on loan instead. Buendia would reportedly cost in the region of £35m to £40m this summer.
James Benge adds that Arsenal are preparing a bid for Buendia after a lengthy pursuit of the Norwich man. They’re poised to make their opening offer and the player himself would be “extremely interested” in the move.
Goal first reported earlier this week that Arsenal were pursuing Buendia. According to their report, club technical director Edu is keen on the player, Arsenal are long-term admirers, and Buendia is keen on the move to North London.
Buendia scored yet another goal in his final appearance of the season just under a fortnight ago, to make it 15 goals for the campaign. On top of that, he provided 16 assists and won the Championship Player of the Season award.
Even when he was in the Premier League, Buendia’s creative numbers were exceptional, which will obviously have factored into Arsenal’s decision to pursue him.