Arsenal can forget about signing top Championship target

All Arsenal fans are aware that Mikel Arteta and Edu are desperate to sign an attacking midfielder this month after failing to sign Houssem Aouar from Lyon in the summer.

There is not so much choice in January, but one player that has been repeatedly linked with the Gunners recently is the Norwich star Emilio Buendia who reportedly has a buyout clause of just 15m Pounds.

The young Argentine playmaker had yet another excellent game yesterday as Norwich beat Barnsley 1-0 to cement their position 4 points clear at the top of the Championship, and it was obvious that the Norwich coach Daniel Farke would be asked about the Buendia rumours after the game.

He told Goal: “Emi is a key player for us, an important member of the group, and he is totally committed to us,”

“He is our player and will continue to be our player – he is on a long-term contract with the club so we keep him.

“Everyone knows his qualities – and I don’t expect interest just because he scored a wonder goal today. He has scored a number like this for us and people know what he can do. It was an excellent finish and that is what Emi can do. He instinctively knows when to make a run and then has the quality to finish like that.”

It certainly would make no sense for Norwich to sell their star player whwn they have a chance to gain untold millions from automatic promotion to the Premier League, but the lad is only 24, and Arsenal may get a chance to buy him in the future.

But I doubt he will cost only 15 million!

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8 Comments

  1. LeeMan says:

    Uh, doesn’t buyout clause mean anyone can buy him for that price and club can’t reject?? If it is £15mil than we don’t have to pay a penny more…

    1. siamois says:

      He doesn’t have a buy out clause ,the 15M figure going around is his transfer market value and his contract runs until end of 2024.

  2. Declan says:

    Buyout clauses have to be honoured. Bid £15 million and the club have no say in it but the player does.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍 Arsenal should make an approach in the summer. Proven EPL performer, Declan.

  3. Davi says:

    Does he have a clause? Can’t find that reported anywhere but if so, it wouldn’t really be up to Norwich, so there’s a chance we could get him. If not I suspect he’ll be too expensive right now.

  4. Illiterate says:

    Always the case when it comes to Arsenal fc. Uhm, we are being linked to literally every player on planet earth when the transfer window is closed but when it opens, we read stuff like what the topic of this article is.

    Ozil is soon to leave our club so my advice to the board would be to get a back up attacking midfielder in the likes of Buendia to aid our attack should Smith Rowe be unavailable for some apparent reason.

  5. Grandad says:

    The issue for consideration is will be improve our team and exactly where would he play.Having watched him on numerous occasions, I have not been really impressed .He is basically a lively, creative winger but is he any better than Saka and Martinelli, I think not.With Pepe and Willian in the wings we do not need another winger and if we are looking for a number ten, we have a very promising ,creative midfielder in ESR who has been very effective in that role .

  6. The Real Vieira Lynn says:

    pretty simple, just offer 15 + 1…how could someone ever refuse such a generous offer…memories of a bygone era

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