Leeds United will be wanting to improve their squad as well as find a replacement for club legend Pablo Hernandez who has left the club, but former midfielder David Norris doesn’t see his former side wanting to sign Emiliano Buendia.
Buendia has been widely tipped to leave Carrow Road this summer for £40 million, and that is despite having just one season of Premier League experience under his belt with Leeds having been credited with a long-standing interest.
Should Leeds sign Buendia?
Even during that one season in the Premier League, Buendia was an ever-present but failed to really shine on a consistent basis, much like all of Norwich’s side which was why they ultimately had no chance of staying up.
Leeds did spend heavily last summer but all of the players they brought in have been able to adapt to Marcelo Bielsa’s style of management and play, something Norris is not convinced of from what he’s seen of Buendia, as he exclusively told The Transfer Tavern:
“He’s been in the Premier League before and he did alright, but he was probably the best of a bad bunch, instead of being brilliant.
“I don’t see him as being a great replacement and I expect Leeds to look elsewhere for someone with a little bit more guaranteed quality.”
Buendia has certainly attracted a lot of interest from Premier League clubs but it appears that Arsenal are the front runners, especially if they fail to raise enough money or convince Martin Odegaard to stay at the Emirates.
It may not be in the final third that Bielsa wants to improve given the fact that his attacking options of Raphinha, Jack Harrison, Rodrigo and Patrick Bamford scored a combined total of 38 goals in the Premier League.
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