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According to sports journalist Alex Crook, Arsenal are interested in signing Emiliano Buendia from Norwich City in the January transfer window.
Mikel Arteta, the Gunners boss, is ‘desperate’ to add creativity to his side and has targeted Buendía as a possible option.
The 24-year-old is an exciting right-back and is enjoying a fantastic season with the Canaries. Buendía has scored seven goals and provided six assists in the championship this season and Arsenal are reportedly eager to secure his services.
💰 “#NCFC for at least £ 40 million. ”
🗣 “There have been discussions between Arsenal and the players agent.”
– talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) January 5, 2021
Crook says Norwich is under no financial pressure to sell the Argentine winger in the January transfer window, having sold Ben Godfrey and Jamal Lewis in the summer.
In case you want to go ahead, the Canary Islands are expected to demand a fee in the region of 40 million pounds for the player. Crook claims that discussions have already taken place between the London club and the player’s agent.
Arsenal also have other goals and are not willing to meet Norwich’s asking price. Rather, the Gunners are considering one player plus a cash deal, with the young Reiss Nelson could be used as bait.
The Gunners appear to have turned the corner after clinching three consecutive Premier League victories. Buendía would be a fantastic addition to the club, but Arsenal first need to sell off some of their players to make room for a new arrival.