Victor Orta and the board’s dealings in the transfer market have proved to be a talking point this season, as limited incomings have left Marcelo Bielsa with a thin first-team.
How well we tackled the market, particularly in the summer, has seemingly been a topic of discussion for the board, too, as Football Insider claim some of our top chiefs are fuming that they did not spot the potential Emi Buendia possessed before he joined Norwich.
The 5 ft 6 Uruguayan moved to Carrow Road from Getafe for what now seems a bargain £1.5million at the start of the season, having blown the Canaries away while on loan with our feeder club Cultural Leonesa.
Seven goals and eleven assists in the Segunda Division were not enough to alert our team of scouts, though. And now our top chiefs are regretting their ignorance, by not using their connections with the Spanish second-tier outfit to see what he could offer.
Instead, they, and we, have been left watching as Buendia has set the Championship alight to help the Canaries potentially clinch the second-tier title, and a berth back in the Premier League.
Altogether, the 22-year-old – valued by TransferMarkt at £2.25million – has featured in 36 Championship games, and has eight goals, 11 assists to his name.
WhoScored have even named Buendia their Man of the Match on six occasions, including three on the bounce after helping Daniel Farke’s side to wins over Millwall, Swansea and Hull.