ARSENAL could be forced to fork out a ‘crazy’ £50m if they want Norwich creative genius Emiliano Buendia.
The 24-year-old Argentine has guided the Canaries to the top of the Championship this season.
Arsenal could have to pay up to £50 if they want Emiliano Buendia from NorwichCredit: Rex Features
And his form has peaked interest from the Gunners – who are in the market for an attacking midfielder after Mesut Ozil’s departure.
But Arsenal would be forced to pay a massive fee if they want him this month, according to Sky Sports.
Speaking on Sky Sports News’ The Transfer Show, reporter Kaveh Solhekol said Buendia is only focussed on Norwich.
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He said: “Arsenal may look at signing an attacking midfielder this month now that Mesut Ozil has gone.
“One player they’ve been watching very closely is Emi Buendia at Norwich City.
“I’ve been in touch with some people close to the player today, and they’re telling me that the situation is that the player himself is totally focussed on his job at Norwich.
“Norwich are doing very well in the Championship- they’re top of the table and can see the Premier League on the horizon.
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Emiliano Buendia with his wife Claudia and son Thiago on Christmas DayCredit: Instagram
And Christmas coincides with the 24-year-old Norwich star’s birthdayCredit: Instagram
“The problem Arsenal would have in trying to sign him this month is how much he would cost because Norwich are a very well-run club.
“They’ve got a sustainable business model and I’ve been told it would take a crazy business offer for them to be tempted to sell him this month.
“We’re looking at somewhere between £40m and £50m. I don’t think Arsenal are spending that this month.”
Buendia moved to Norwich from Spanish side Getafe in 2018 and signed a four-year deal.
He lives in England with his wife Claudia and their son Thiago.
Claudia has kept her Instagram followers up to date during lockdown with pictures of the family’s Christmas celebrations.
She also posted pictures with her son on Monday of what looked like a trip to a local park.