Aston Villa have been urged to move for Norwich City star Emi Buendia this summer by former Villans midfielder Lee Hendrie.
As to be expected, those comments have had a number of Villa fans taking to Twitter to give their thoughts on the matter.
Buendia has starred for the Canaries in the Championship this season, scoring 12 times and registering 16 assists in 34 appearances. As Norwich look set for an immediate return to the top flight, Hendrie wants Villa to land the Argentine ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.
Villa are thought to be looking for a wide addition this summer, along with another striker to challenge Ollie Watkins.
They’ve had recent success of signing stars from the Championship in Watkins and Matty Cash, and Hendrie wants them to do the same with Buendia, who was supposedly on Dean Smith’s transfer radar last summer. However, Sky Sports reported in January that Norwich value their man in the £40m-50m bracket.
“I would buy him without a shadow of a doubt.
“I know they talked about buying [Ross] Barkley, but Buendia, I would definitely, I don’t know what sort of fee Norwich would be looking for him, but I would certainly pay that fee. I think he’s an outstanding player.”
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Villa fans react
Birmingham Live shared the story on social media on Monday, and it didn’t take long for a number of Villa supporters to give their thoughts on a possible deal.
These fans weren’t exactly ecstatic about Hendrie’s comments, though…
“Buendia won’t be going anywhere with Norwich going up.”
“Is Lee our chief scout in the Championship now? I make that 4 players he’s told Dean we should sign. **he doesn’t actually say anything like this”
“£40 million? No thank you”
“Should have had him last summer”
“Honestly don’t think he is that good, better than what we have maybe”
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