Norwich City attacker Emiliano Buendia has admitted that he would like a move back to the Premier Leaue if possible this summer, following previous links with several top-flight clubs, including Leeds.
Buendia impressed during his debut season in the Premier League in 2019/20, but was unable to prevent Norwich from suffering relegation back to the Championship after just a single campaign in the top-flight.
In the aftermath of the Canaries’ demotion, Buendia has been linked with several Premier League clubs, including Leeds, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, and it seems those are moves that would interest the Argentine.
Speaking to PA Sport, via The Evening Express, about his future, Buendia said: “From the first day I have been happy with the relationship with them. They understand my situation and they know my dream is to be in a Premier League team.”
Despite that, Buendia insists he will continue to give his all for Norwich while he remains at Carrow Road, with the 23-year-old adding: “I’m still here, I will fight for the team but if a very good offer for me arrives they are open. We’ll decide what’s best for everyone.
“Me and my family have loved the city since we arrived but I want to play in the best league in the world and would like to stay in a Premier League team.”
Indeed, it seems Buendia is determined not to let himself get too distracted by speculation about his future, as he continued: “Until the day I leave the club I will fight for them. I’m thinking about playing well and helping the team. My head is here.
“I see clubs are interested in me. I love to hear that because it means Premier League teams want to get me in their team. I’m happy with that.”
As things stand, there are four years remaining on Buendia’s contract with Norwich, but with the attacker midfielder not featuring in his side’s opening day win at Huddersfield on Saturday, it does seem as though there could be an opportunity here worth looking into for Leeds.
The Whites still need an attacking midfielder from this transfer window, and in Buendia, they would be getting one who showed plenty of promise in the top-flight last season, and who clearly wants a move.
Indeed, having kept him out of squad at the weekend, it could be argued that Norwich are feeling the pressure over Buendia’s future, and that could be increased further if Leeds were to make an offer here, given we have already seen this summer they are willing to spend big in the transfer market.