Aston Villa confirm Buendia signing from Norwich 

A reported £35 million move for the attacking midfielder will bring the 24-year-old to Villa Park

A reported £35 million move for the attacking midfielder will bring the 24-year-old to Villa Park, thrashing the Gunners’ hopes of a last-minute deal

Aston Villa have confirmed an agreement to sign Emi Buendia from Norwich City, ending Arsenal’s pursuit of the Argentina international.

Dean Smith’s side will bring the attacking midfielder to Villa Park later this week, once the 24-year-old completes his medical.

The move, which is believed to be in the region of £35 million ($50m) with add-ons – a record sale for Norwich – will represent a blow for the Gunners, who had hoped to bring the playmaker to Emirates Stadium next season.

“Aston Villa and Norwich City have reached an agreement for the transfer of Emiliano Buendia,” the Villans confirmed in an official club statement.

“As Emiliano is currently in the Argentina national team’s bio secure bubble, preparing for a World Cup qualifying match with Colombia on Tuesday evening, he will undergo a medical and complete the transfer after the game.”

The Canaries themselves published their own statement, adding: “Final confirmation of the transfer will follow upon completion of the player’s medical.”

 

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