Norwich City listening to offers for Emiliano Buendia
NORWICH, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Emi Buendia and Jamal Lewis of Norwich City during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Manchester United at Carrow Road on October 27, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Newly relegated Norwich City are prepping themselves for another year in the EFL Championship. However, according to Press Association reports, the Canaries are coming to terms with having to let some of their star players leave.

Despite, on the face of it, an underwhelming Premier League campaign for Emiliano Buendia, he is a highly sought-after figure in Norfolk.

One of the clubs who are sniffing around the winger, is Leeds United. It does not come as much of a surprise either, considering Leeds were also looking at the Argentine in the same summer he made the move over to Norwich.

Norwich cashing in

One of the biggest challenges when facing relegation is always keeping hold of your wantaway key players. Unfortunately for Norwich, Buendia is exactly that.

The 23-year-old only hit the back of the net once in his first topflight season, but he did show bags of creative ability. Assisting seven times and creating 83 chances - only the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, and Trent Alexander-Arnold created more.

These sorts of statistics are what gives the young Argentine the right to believe he's worth another shot in the Premier League.

The deal can be beneficial for both parties as Norwich could be set to make this a very profitable deal. When the winger joined Carrow Road back in 2018, he was signed for just £1.8m from La Liga outfit, Getafe.

If Norwich do decide to let him go again, they could be looking at around £15-20m profit - enough to fund a promotion push next season.

Is Bielsa in for Buendia?

There are connections to be made between Buendia and Leeds and it's not only the Argentine mutuality between him and head coach, Marcelo Bielsa. Is he what the Whites are looking for?

For the past two seasons, Bielsa has been quitely confident that his side have been the best performing team in the second division. However, he is under no illusion that there has been one thing missing and that is goals.

 

Leeds have got the ball over the line on more occasions than most teams, but when looking at expected goals, the clinical touch just isn't there.

Last year in the Championship, Buendia was more of a threat in front of goal. He managed to mark down seven on his tally - more than both Jack Harrison and Helder Costa have done this year.

The sheer number of chances that Leeds have managed to create week in week out is frightening. But with that being said, there will be no such luxury in the Premier League.

If Bielsa can mould Buendia into Leeds' machine-like system, there aren't many ways in which he won't be yet another 'El Loco' success.

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