“One always dreams of being at the highest level” Buendia hands Arsenal transfer boost

Emiliano Buendia has given Arsenal a boost in their bid to sign him after revealing that he dreams of playing at the highest level.

The Argentinean has just emerged as the top player in England’s Championship this season.

His fine performances for Norwich helped them win England’s second division and to bounce straight back into the Premier League.

Reports have linked Arsenal with a move for him since he was in the Premier League.

The Gunners have maintained their interest and they would now look to finally get their man.

After the Canaries returned to the Premier League, Buendia might want to remain with them.

Norwich could also price Arsenal and his other suitors out of a move for him, but it seems that the former Getafe man will be happy to leave.

In a new interview, he insisted that he dreams of playing for the top teams in Europe’s best competitions. 

“One always dreams of being at the highest level and in the best teams in England, Spain or Europe,” he told AS.

“One dreams of playing for titles, it is an ambition that I have, it is a pride that important clubs are interested in you, it means that you are doing things well and it is a motivation to continue working and one day achieve it.

“Since I was a child, I was passionate about soccer and you grow up with players you watch. Not only in the position that I would like to play, as I still do today.

“I look a lot in England on Kevin De Bruyne or Bruno Fernandes, who are decisive in their teams and among the best in the world, there is no maximum age to continue learning from the best.”

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  1. Maybe its just me, but £40m for a Championship player sounds a bit much to me tbh, especially in Covid-era. I know they promoted and he played in EPL before, but still. I just wonder what someone like Grealish would cost. That would be the sort of player we need to sign. Id rather go for quality this year over quantity, as I think we dont need a lot of signings, but more upgrades.

    Aouar at around €25m sounds like better value for money to me tbh.

    Im not saying Grealish is a realistisc signing. Just think we should rather go for 1 or 2 quality signings instead of 4 or 5 “lesser” signings, unless some players, like Bellerin for example, leave. Then they need to be replaced.

    1. Totally agree. I’d rather go for Aoaor especially at the reduced price over Buendia, who is a big risk at £40m given barring his chance creation the rest of his numbers in his lone PL season were rather low. His goals and assists have been impressive in the Championship this season but if you watch them, 80% simply wouldn’t happen in the PL; flapping keepers, poor defending, regular fortunate deflections etc. Don’t get me wrong the Championship is tough but some players can’t translate their ability from it as well as others. I think Buendia would be good for a mid-table PL team but beyond that I’m not sure, maybe if he was £20m and happy to be back up to Aoaor or someone more decisive and PL prepared.
      It does worry me the amount of players we are linked with that either played lower tier last season or were fighting losing relegation battles. One or two players like this is good and adds grit but we need to add winning pedigree too, players that turn up in big league and cup games, possibly even European cup experience if possible. Aoaor showed excellence in the Champions League, and is younger, if his price has lowered it’s a no brainer.

      Though if the club really want to show intent to reach the top 4 and challenge it has to be Grealish, he has all the attributes we need and would raise our level massively. He could be expensive admittedly, and would need a lot of swaying if there’s competition but he could be a star player for years. And imagine him, Smith-Rowe, Saka, Martinelli, Pepe etc bringing the best out of one another. Sadly it may be too big a dream.

      Side note, anyone else concerned about Bissouma? I would love to see him alongside Partey but the thought of losing both to AFCON is a big worry, especially if they establish themselves as the bedrock of our midfield. If Mali and Ghana reach far into the knockout stages they could miss a lot of games for us, which could really disrupt a good run.

  2. Can Arsenal afford Grealish? Will Aoura be the quality? From different league? Tbh Buendia is ok with his epl experience

  3. “One always dreams of being at the highest level”

    In all honesty this statement rules us out of the race.

    1. Exactly what i was thinking but Arsenal is regarding as one of the big clubs in the wold despite where we are now

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