With the 2021 Premier League campaign edging to a close, the current international break has helped turn most people’s eyes towards potential transfers and we are definitely nearing silly season at Aston Villa again.
Most links can be safely ignored as you don’t exactly need a high IQ to know they are complete fabrications and inventions, and in many cases simply repackaged speculation from previous transfer windows, but occasionally you do get a rumour that chimes with the fanbase.
Norwich City’s Emiliano Buendia has long been a favourite of many on our Vital Villa Forum and the 24-year-old Argentinian again has good stats this year – 33 appearances, 10 goals and 12 assists but his disciplinary record continues to be a concern for some – three yellows, two reds.
Given his clear quality though, plenty feel he would be the perfect creative teammate for Jack Grealish and, of course, he’d be a good creative option for when Jack wasn’t available.
Whether or not a deal with Norwich could be struck, we can also now add former player Lee Hendrie to Buendia’s list of supporters as he recently told Football Fancast that he thinks he should be a top target this summer.
“Buendia from Norwich, he’s one that I would certainly have a big push on. He’s creative and scores goals, he’s a player that I feel would be a fabulous addition to Aston Villa. So the two players out of the Championship (David Brooks and Buendia), they’re two I’d certainly have my eyes on.”
Brooks also has his supporters, but for the fees being bandied about, Buendia has shown far more consistency, has the greater experience and you would think better fits with our transfer policy these days.
With him switching international allegiance from Spain to Argentina in 2015 and picking up a few U20 caps, playing alongside Emi Martinez would also be a pull for any international aspirations Buendia has as well.
Would You Take Buendia This Summer?
Finally a wise move proposed.
— Mario Oles (@Oles_Mario) March 27, 2021
— Steve Rafferty (@raffsteveraff) March 27, 2021
id cry with happiness if both these happened
— J K (@JKPK1992) March 28, 2021
— Nick Sunley (@SunleyNick) March 27, 2021
Absolutely too quality player
— Callum Bricknall (@cbricknall1) March 27, 2021
— steve j (@steveaj1961) March 27, 2021
100%. Always. Think for every club there always at least one option to but from a relegation team that will be quality. And a bargain at that. Buendia is one. And the last Argentine we signed didn’t end up too bad
— chris roberts (@chris_roberts96) March 28, 2021
Yes, we need more creativity
— Alex Byrne (@ajbyrne_avfc) March 28, 2021
Yes I think Buendia would be a good signing
— Always Villa (@Trev_villaboy) March 28, 2021