Leeds and Aston villa be a part of Arsenal in hunt for Emi Buendia
It’s likely Real Madrid won’t let Martin Odegaard go without a fight this summer. That means that when looking for a creative presence in midfield, Arsenal will have to find some alternatives.
Rumors of Norwich City star Emi Buendia have grown stronger in recent weeks, while a report from the Birmingham Mail now suggests that both Leeds United and Aston Villa are emerging as candidates for his signing.
Nothing suggests he is dying to leave Norwich, who will also play in the Premier League next season, but a return of 14 goals and 17 assists in the league this season will always attract attention.
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If he stays at Norwich he will be in a system he is comfortable with but they will fight the fall so it might come down to jumping to a huge club or a more subtle move to a team like making Villa or Leeds pushing for a top ten place and a possible Europe.
Both teams should make him a regular starter for this to matter, but the temptation must be to move to Arsenal where he could become a major star in their rebuilding if all goes well.
It is not clear at this point if all three sides are ready to pay the expected price of £ 40million, so it is likely that he will not have to choose between all three, but it looks like there is a lot of speculation will give about his future all summer long.