Leeds have been named one of the many Premier League clubs interested in signing Norwich City star Emiliano Buendia this summer.
What is the story?
As the Premier League season enters the final weeks, attention will already turn to the start of the summer transfer window, and it looks like Marcelo Bielsa’s side have their sights set on Buendia.
According to the French publication Foot Mercato, the Canarian sensation is attracting the interest of almost half of the Premier League clubs, including Leeds.
Should Leeds sign Buendia?
The report added that clubs across Europe are also watching him closely, with figures including Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Villareal reportedly interested in the Argentina international.
He impressed Lionel Messi
The Athletic have previously claimed that Buendia is someone Leeds Director of Football Victor Orta has’ always loved ‘, while the £ 19.8million ace has previously been hailed as a’ revelation ”by Chris Sutton.
His teammate Max Aarons praised the kind of creativity the 24-year-old has, saying: “He’s not really a player who is going to take the ball and take you as a fullback. His game is more about getting in his pockets, playing neat passes and creating things.
“When you have someone who wants to run over you, it’s easier to lock them down when someone like him is quite complicated, so it’s hard to approach them. He is tenacious and very strong. It has a lot of attributes.
In fact, Buendia also has some very famous fans around her corner. According to The Guardian, during Barcelona’s beating of ex-midfielder Getafe a few years ago, Lionel Messi came to see him at the end of the game to say a word to him.
Buendia revealed, “Maybe I did something right to impress her. He asked, “What do you want to do? Do you want to play for Spain or Argentina? ‘I quickly said,’ Of course I want to play for Argentina. I want to play with you – it’s a dream. ”
One man who should salivate at the prospect of playing with a creative genius like Buendia is Patrick Bamford. The Leeds forward has had a great Premier League season with 14 goals to his name, but he would surely want to find himself even more often with a playmaker like the Argentine always looking to find him behind opposing defenses.
Buendia’s ability to pick a killer pass will be music to Bamford’s ears, and something he should truly appreciate if Leeds does manage to secure a sensational summer deal for him.
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