West Ham United care about Emi Buendia, emerging reports show …
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The Sunday Mirror (May 2, 2021, page 72) claims David Moyes is considering a move for Norwich City playmaker as a potential alternative to loaner feel Jesse Lingard, in case the Hammers are unable to match. attach permanently.
The 24-year-old attacking midfielder is believed to be on the Irons’ radar ahead of the summer transfer window, although the Canaries are fighting to keep him, especially since he was recently crowned not only the theirs, but also the Championship’s, player of the year.
Last month, the Daily Mail suggested that Norwich valued the Argentine at around £ 40million, while Transfermarkt currently valued him at just under £ 20million.
Would Buendia be a good alternative to Lingard?
Shades of Payet
It would be a big blow to lose Lingard next season, but Buendia is a very worthy option in its own right.
West Ham had long lacked that creative playmaker who could sit in the hole and produce the oddly spectacular moment, at least since Dimitri Payet came out.
The Frenchman was a set-aside genius and always delivered goals in terms of goal returns – in total, he provided 15 goals and 23 assists in 60 appearances for the club. It’s a goal contribution every game and a half.
After his departure for the Marseille Ligue 1 team, the Irons struggled to replace him, with Felipe Andersen, Manuel Lanzini and Pablo Fornals not even close to his quality.
Lingard has stepped up his efforts, scoring nine goals and delivering three assists in just 11 appearances, via WhoScored, but ultimately he’s a Manchester United player until it’s otherwise.
At Buendia, the Hammers could get their own long-term successor Payet. He is very cut from the same fabric as the Frenchman in terms of chances, unlocking defenses and often finding the net.
The 5-foot-7 Argentina maestro has had an extraordinary season on Norwich’s path to the title, having scored 14 goals and 17 assists in just 38 games.
Other figures of 3.2 key passes, 2.9 shots and 1.7 dribbles per game, via WhoScored, further suggest that Buendia is a similar type of phenomenon and enigma who has the ability to control and transform. completely a game.
Even Lingard doesn’t match those numbers, except for a 0.1 increase on attempted goals per game.
Earlier this season, the Canaries suffered a drop in form in Buendia’s absence, proving how crucial he has been to their fortunes, and speaking to The Athletic, his teammate Ben Gibson said: “You will be missed always a player of this quality. He’s a very special talent.
Max Aarons, who has also been linked with a stint in East London in recent weeks, has also praised the magician before. He told the Byline podcast (via Pink Un): “He’s tenacious and very strong. It has a lot of attributes.
£ 40million may be overstated when you consider that Moyes also needs a new striker, but David Sullivan and his colleagues shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to sign a player who may well progress to their next Payet .
AND in other news, West Ham has dealt a heavy blow to Moyes’ ‘phenomenal’ £ 36million target …