Emi Buendia deal done inc medical, will sign for Aston Villa

Norwich City's Emi Buendia celebrates with the trophy after the Sky Bet Championship match at Oakwell Stadium, Barnsley. Picture date: Saturday, May 8, 2021. Copyright: Mike Egerton
Norwich City's Emi Buendia celebrates with the trophy after the Sky Bet Championship match at Oakwell Stadium, Barnsley. Picture date: Saturday, May 8, 2021. Copyright: Mike Egerton

The Norwich City editor for Pink Un, an outlet with close ties to Norwich City, has claimed that Emi Buendia will sign for Aston Villa in what will be a blow for Arsenal.

NORWICH, ENGLAND: Emi Buendia of Norwich City celebrates after scoring their team's first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Barnsley at Carrow Road on January 02, 2021. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND: Emi Buendia of Norwich City celebrates after scoring their team’s first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Barnsley at Carrow Road on January 02, 2021. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

With both Arsenal and Aston Villa reportedly submitting bids in excess of £35m for Norwich City’s Emi Buendia, it looked like it would go down to who could convince the player to join them.

That usually wouldn’t be an issue. Arsenal should always be the better draw (no offence, Villa), but it seems as if Buendia has opted for Villa in a move that will not increase the confidence of Arsenal fans that this team in charge of the club are capable of doing what needs to be done this summer.

Paddy Davitt, Norwich City editor for Pink Un, tweeted, “Buendia to #avfc. Done deal. Personal terms and medical agreed and completed. Club record fee. Believe in the region of £35m, plus sell on. #ncfc bought out prev sell on from #getafe. Confirmation likely next 24 hours #nocircus #ncfc.”

As he says it could be confirmed within the next 24 hours, I guess we don’t have long left to wait to find out one way or the other.

The Mail on Sunday report that Arsenal only offered £30m with add-ons while Aston Villa offered £33m with add-ons that would take the deal to £40m and that the player’s medical took place in Argentina.