By Pranav Shahaney

17th May, 2021 | 6:48pm

Norwich confirm Emiliano Buendia could leave this summer

Norwich sporting director Stuart Webber has stated the club are not scared of selling players and name-checked Emiliano Buendia, amid links to Leeds United.

The Canaries have secured promotion to the top flight, but there is still a growing possibility that a number of their key players could leave in the summer.

Along with Buendia, Todd Cantwell and Max Aarons have been linked with moves to the Premier League, as they could feel they have outgrown the challenge at Norwich.

When they got relegated the only big name they lost was Ben Godfrey, when Everton swooped in for his services and paid a reported £25m. However, Weber expects clubs to cough up a fee north of what they got for the centre-back if they are to part ways with either of the three aforementioned players.

In an interview with BBC, Weber said, “It might be the end of the journey for some of them, it might be a club comes in that is off the scale.

“One of them may go, maybe two or all three of them will go, who knows – but the facts are that this team isn’t about one or two players. For us to be successful in the Premier League it’s going to be how does the squad of 20 do, not if one player performs brilliantly.

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“When we sold James Maddison [to Leicester] everyone thought it was the end of the world and then a guy called Emi Buendia turned up – when Ben Godfrey left [for Everton] it was the end of the world and a guy called Ben Gibson turned up, and that’s football.”

Would be a solid signing

Buendia is an outstanding player that would make most Premier League sides better, let alone Leeds United.

He is known for his creativity and movement but is also a finesse player with an ‘absolutely magnificent’ first touch as seen in this video shared by Sky Sports.

The Argentine sensation has been in sublime form in the Championship this season – scoring 15 and assisting 16 in 39 games – which led to him winning the Player of the Season award.

His stock was already at a high in the Premier League, but after this incredible year in the Championship, it’s almost certain that teams will be willing to pay big money for him.

Still only 24, he has plenty of time to flourish and become a world-class winger. If we are serious about our ambitions of challenging for Europe next season, he’s the player that can take us there.

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