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Arsenal are stepping up their interest in signing Norwich playmaker Emiliano Buendia
Arsenal have stepping up their interest in signing Norwich City playmaker Emiliano Buendia as they look to replace Martin Odegaard, who is set to return to Real Madrid this summer.
The Gunners have been long-term admirers of Argentine star and were credited with an interest last summer but never made the move.
However, after tracking the midfielder’s progress at Carrow Road and witnessing his impressive form this season, Mikel Arteta is eager to add him to his ranks ahead of next season.
According to Goal, Arsenal’s technical director Edu Gasper has identified Buendia as playmaker that can helping the London club back to were belong to and eyeing a summer move for the 24-year-old midfielder.
The reports explain in details that, Mikel Arteta’s side are yet to make an official offer for the Norwich City playmaker but are said to be preparing to firm up their interest shortly.
Buendia, 24, enjoyed an exceptional season and played a major role in Norwich winning the Championship and earning promotion back into the Premier League.
The attacking midfielder scored 14 goals this season and registered 17 assists – more than any other player in the division.
He also created more big chances and completed more through balls and passes in the final third than any other player in the Championship this term.
As a result, Buendia claimed the honour of the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season and caught to attention of Emirates chief and Mikel Arteta once again.
Emi Buendia at the Emirates next season? YES PLEASE!— Bhavs (@bhavss14) May 20, 2021
However, to acquire Buendia’s services, Arsenal will be required fork out around £40million for the attacking midfielder – who has three years remaining on his contract at Carrow Road.
Regardless of the price, Mikel Arteta believe Buendia would be a valuable addition to the squad and a suitable replacement for Odegaard – who has spent the second half of this season on loan in north London.
As it stands, Odegaard’s future at Arsenal remains unclear as he could return to Real Madrid next season.
Newcastle ready to submit an offer to Arsenal for Joe Willock
Newcastle United have reportedly expressed their interest in signing Joe Willock permanently at the end of the season.
The 21-year-old midfielder has been on loan from Arsenal, and he has made impressive impact since joining the Magpies.
Willock, who recently became the youngest player to score in six consecutive Premier League games, valued at £25million by the north London club.
And According to Telegraph, the Magpies are prepared to submit an offer to the Gunners to turn Willock’s move into a permanent one after scored seven goals in 13 appearances for Newcastle this season.
Brighton set £40m asking price for Arsenal to sign Yves Bissouma
Brighton and Hove Albion have warned Arsenal it will take a bid of around £40million to sign box-to-box midfielder Yves Bissouma this summer.
The 24-year-old has been in excellent form for Graham Potter’s side this season, scoring twice in 36 appearances across all competitions.
His sublime season at the AMEX attracted interest from a number of clubs, including Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City.
After Mali box-to-box midfielder submit transfer request ahead of summer’s window, reports by Sun, claim the Seagulls are willing to accept a fee of around £40m to let the 24-year-old leave this summer.
As a result, Mikel Arteta’s side, who believed are close to winning the race for Bissouma’s signature, need to fork out of £40million in order to bringing in the Mali box-to-box midfielder to Emirates.
Gunners supporters back Mikel Arteta and Edu Gasper to complete the signing of Jack Grealish
Arsenal supporters have told Mikel Arteta and club technical director Edu Gasper to do everything in their hand to bringing in Jack Grealish to Emirates stadium this summer.
The Englishman, who play as a winger or attacking midfielder, has been establish himself as one of the finest players in the Premier League, thanks to his energetic intelligent and handsomely in recent season for Aston Villa.
And with Mikel Arteta’s side are in market for attacking midfielder, ahead of next season, Gunners fans are told the club chief to strengthen their attacking options with Jack Grealish, who scored seven goals and registered 12 assists this season for Aston Villa.
The 25-year-old, who involved on social media with several Gunners players, via as a king cog. that can helping Mikel Arteta’s men back to were they belong to.
Martin Odegaard, who is on loan at Arsenal from Real Madrid, set to return to his parents club at the end of the season and report in Spain suggested that the Norwegian star could part of Spanish side first-team spot next season.
As a result, Mikel Arteta’s side need to find attacking midfielder who can delivered when it matter most and Grealish, who value at £70m believed best candidate that can helping the London club, challenge for top-four spot next season.
Thank you to the Football Writers Association for selecting me as the Midland's Player of the Year ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/BKWWaqajkg— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish) May 4, 2021