By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

6th Jul, 2020 | 12:40pm

'Created a lot' – Exclusive: Pundit reacts as Leeds 'absolutely interested' in £8k/wk playmaker

We’re delighted to welcome former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United…

Paul Robinson isn’t convinced that Norwich playmaker Emiliano Buendia is a good signing for Leeds.

With Norwich looking almost certain to be relegated, Buendia is a name who’s been linked with a summer move to Elland Road.

On the Talking Shutt podcast, The Athletic journalist Phil Hay said, “[Leeds are] absolutely interested in him in the sense that they like him, and they like his ability and I do, too.”

That followed a report from Read Norwich that claimed Leeds had made an enquiry about the 23-year-old playmaker.

Buendia is reportedly on a modest wage of £8k-a-week at Norwich.

Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “I think he’s been okay this season, he’s created a lot for Norwich.

“But, for Leeds, it will depend on their transfer policy and what they’re going to do.

“It depends whether they’re going to look to sign players who are Premier League ready. The way Norwich have been this season… they haven’t been good.

“At around £8m-£10m that’s a lot of money to spend on a player from a team who’s been relegated.

“I can’t really see him fitting into Leeds the way they play and with the players they’ve already got.”

Buendia is a player who Leeds seemed to miss out on when Norwich snapped him up after he’d spent a season on loan at Whites sister side Cultural Leonesa.

He was a sensation in the 18/19 Championship with 12 assists and eight goals in 38 games.

He hasn’t scored in the Premier League this season but has still chipped in with seven assists.

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