Norwich City would be willing to let Emi Buendia leave this summer, with the player believing that he has proven himself in the Premier League and wanting to stay in the English top flight, reports the Press Association and reported here by The Independent.
It comes on the back of a season that saw him become one of the league’s top creators of goal scoring chances creating 29 chances in December – the most by any player in a calendar month in the Premier League’s history.
That stat is all well and good but he did only manage one goal throughout the whole season, which was also the Canaries’ only goal since football re-started in the 2-1 defeat at Watford.
There have been links to newly promoted Leeds United for several months and a chance to link up with legendary Argentinian manager, Marcelo Bielsa may well turn Emi’s head with the fee demanded by Norwich being the only stumbling block. Buendia still has three years left on his contract and the bidding would have to start at around £20m.
Meanwhile, Mario Vrancic says that he has been made aware of interest in him from Bundesliga new boys, Armenia Bielefeld but that he expects to stay with Norwich, despite entering the final year of his contract.
Super Mario is currently on holiday in Croatia and has been talking to the Bosnia & Herzegovina media, as reported here by the Pink ‘Un.
Talking about the interest in him from last season’s Bundesliga Two Champions, Mario is quoted as saying:
“I also heard that they are interested in me, but first I decided to go on vacation, and then I will see what and how to proceed.”
Mario had an injury interrupted season in the Premier League and never really got a run of games to get going. He scored a great individual goal against Spurs but that was probably the highlight. He became a huge player for City in the Championship run-in, ending up with 10 goals and 7 assists from midfield over that season and if he can prove his fitness, he has shown that he can be a real asset in the Championship.