Arsenal willing to include two stars in player-plus-cash transfer for Emiliano Buendia | Football | Sport

Arsenal are reportedly ready to make a player-plus-cash offer for Norwich’s Emiliano Buendia. The Argentine was one of few shining lights for the Canaries last season in the Premier League as they finished bottom of the Premier League table.

The attacking midfielder is said to have caught the attention of the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool during his impressive spell in the top-flight.

Buendia has been a focal point in Daniel Farke’s side ever since the German arrived at Carrow Road.

He was integral to their Championship title success in 2018/19, scoring eight times and assisting 12 in 38 league outings.

The former Getafe man is already well on course to surpass that total this time around having already scored seven goals in 19 matches, assisting six times.

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Farke recently issued a ‘hands-off’ warning to any potential buyers.

He said: “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 so we keep him.

“Everyone knows his qualities – I don’t expect interest just because he scored a wondergoal today. People know what he can do.”

Norwich would reportedly demand up to £40million to agree to a sale.

Arsenal are unlikely to have that kind of money to spend this month and there are more pressing issues in Mikel Arteta’s squad.

He would like to add some quality in attack though and Buendia has emerged as a top target.

The Gunners have now begun initial talks with the player’s agent.

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