It was a transfer that many expected to happen – Emiliano Buendia got his move away to a bigger Premier League club in Aston Villa but Norwich City legend Jon Newsome believes that his former side will already have a replacement lined up.
The move may have boosted Daniel Farke’s summer budget, unlike the last time they were in the Premier League when the Canaries spent just £7.9 million, however the German is not going crazy with Buendia’s replacement set to cost them just £3.2 million as they are targeting Armenian international, Norberto Briasco.
Will Norwich replace Buendia?
Briasco has been plying his trade in Argentina and with the Canaries reportedly willing to meet Huracan’s asking price he could be set for a switch to the Premier League, but they are facing competition from Boca Juniors, although the Argentine club are only willing to pay £1.6 million.
Norwich have certainly become a selling club in the last few years with some top-class young players departing which means they are always working on their next targets, and they will have some earmarked to replace Buendia according to Newsome, whos spoke exclusively to Transfer Tavern:
“The way that Norwich City have done their business, undoubtedly they’ve got players earmarked and they will have already identified targets.
“The question is, do they go again and bring in another player that Daniel Farke can coach and invest his time and energy into to make him a better player.”
Having money in their pockets can only be a good thing for the Canaries as they are likely to spend wisely and not do what Fulham have done in recent years, bringing in almost a totally new squad to try and stay up.
Norwich already have a solid base squad with the likes of Tim Krul, Grant Hanley, Max Aarons and Todd Cantwell more than capable of performing in the top flight, and to a higher standard than they did during the 2019/20 season which saw them finish rock-bottom.
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