Emiliano Buendia would ‘accept’ Arsenal transfer as talks are restarted

Arsenal have reopened transfer talks to sign Norwich City playmaker Emiliano Buendia this summer.

Buendia, 24, is attracting interest from a host of top clubs this summer after a scintillating season with the Canaries.

The Argentine midfielder netted 15 goals and added 15 assists as Norwich gained automatic promotion to the Premier League.

He was recognised as the league's standout player by claiming the Championship player of the season award last month.

Buendia has been Norwich's main man at Carrow Road for two seasons, including the underwhelming Premier League relegation campaign, and his form has not gone unnoticed at the Emirates.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Buendia would accept a move to Arsenal as Mikel Arteta plans his extensive summer rebuild.

Arteta has a huge job in shaping his squad in the summer transfer window, and Buendia could be an ideal addition to fill a creative hole.

But Norwich will be reluctant to sell their star man and should be under less pressure after returning to the top flight.

Speaking last month, boss Daniel Farke claimed it would take an 'unbelievable' offer to prize Buendia away.

"Of course if one of the best clubs in the world wants Emi as a starter and makes an unbelievable offer then it could be a realistic solution for all parties," Farke said.

"But Emi is a key player and it is always our task to make sure that we keep the key players.

"It is due to the great work of Stuart Webber we have them under long term contracts.

"That means if a club wants them they have to invest an unbelievable amount of money.

"If there is a club who want to put some crazy offers out then maybe you use this to help the club in the future, but as a head coach my first thought is to work further on with our key players."

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