Aston Villa complete £40m club record signing of Emiliano Buendia from Norwich as Dean Smith’s side beat competition from Arsenal to pen Argentine midfielder to five-year deal
- Aston Villa have signed Norwich’s Emiliano Buendia for a club record £40m deal
- Dean Smith’s side beat competition from Arsenal to the Argentine midfielder
- Buendia played a major role in Norwich’s promotion from the Championship
- The 24-year-old midfielder scored 15 goals and registered 16 assists last season
Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of midfielder Emiliano Buendia from Norwich for a club record transfer fee.
Buendia was the Canaries’ player of the season as they won the Sky Bet Championship title in 2020-21 and sealed an immediate return to the Premier League, scoring 15 goals and registering 16 assists – more than any other player in the division.
Villa revealed Buendia had signed a five-year deal after completing his medical and finalising personal terms following Argentina’s World Cup qualifying match with Colombia.
Aston Villa have completed the £40m club record signing of Emiliano Buendia from Norwich
The Argentine played a major role in Norwich’s promotion to the Premier League last season
Head coach Dean Smith said on the Villa website: ‘Emiliano is equally capable as a wide attacker or as a number 10 and is a great addition to our attacking options.
‘We are delighted to have made such an exciting signing so early in the summer and look forward to Emi joining up with us for a full pre-season.’
More to follow.