Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber has suggested Arsenal target Emi Buendia’s price tag is in the £30-40m range this summer.
Emi Buendia is reportedly one of Arsenal’s primary targets this summer, with the club recently reopening talks with the player’s representatives over a summer transfer.
Speaking to the media about Buendia, Todd Cantwell, and Max Aarons, Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber hinted they would cost between £30m and £40m each.
“If we do sell one, it’s going to be a club-record deal,” Webber said. “It’s probably going to start with a number three in front of it and that will give us great opportunities to maybe make the whole better as well. We’re really relaxed on that front.”
Football.London have reported that Arsenal are also exploring the possibility of including a player in a deal for Buendia, with the 24-year-old keen on joining. But the Gunners are yet to make a formal approach to Norwich City.
It’s also going to depend on the future of Martin Odegaard. If Real Madrid are willing to sell for a reasonable price, it seems that’s still Arsenal’s first-choice option. Although with Zinedine Zidane leaving, a stay in Madrid seems more likely now.
Buendia will begin the latest round of international fixtures with Argentina on June 4th, as they face Chile in a World Cup qualifier.
Copa America is also scheduled to begin almost immediately afterwards, though the competition is hanging in the balance after another host country cancellation.
If the tournament still happens, it’s likely we’ll have to wait on the future of Buendia. It’s hard to see a transfer taking place mid-event, and the group stage doesn’t even end until June 27th, let alone the knockout stages.