We could soon get the first big transfer in the Premier League. Neither the champion of England, nor the champion of Europe, nor other members of the TOP six companies, but Aston Villa, will make it official. The initial news was released by Goal earlier in the day, confirmation came from Fabrizio Romano, a specialist in the football market - a new member of the club from Birmingham could become Norwich player Emiliano Buendia in the coming hours.
According to Roman, the transfer should amount to 35,000,000 euros, which would be a record sale of Canaries and at the same time a record signing of Villa. Ben Godfrey, who went to Everton in October last year for 27,500,000 euros, currently holds the record at Vicarage Road, while Villa made a record purchase only a month earlier, paying Brentford 34,000,000 euros for Ollie Watkins.
In addition to the fixed part, the new Premier League could earn an additional 10,000,000 euros in potential bonuses, claims Sky Sport, who adds that the Argentine has already undergone medical examinations in his homeland, where he is preparing for the World Cup qualifiers with the national team.
Buendía has long been a target of Arsenal, the London club sent an official offer a few days ago, but it was rejected, so the Gunners will have to act quickly if they want to return to the game.
The Argentine winger scored 15 goals in the recently finished season, set up 16 more, and created more chances for his teammates than any other player in the Championship, and he was deservedly named the player of the season.
Great signing for Villa, although Buendia's arrival would open one question - is the departure of Jack Grealish imminent? If Grealish leaves, there will be a big gap in the Aston Villa team, considering that Grealish was a synonym for Aston Villa and someone who was their best player for a couple of previous seasons.
Buendia is really a good player, which he showed in the Championship, but he is far from Grealish in terms of quality, without which Villa would certainly not be what he is. The team from Villa Park will have to look for a few more players who could help the team make a step forward this year and even try to secure a European competition.
The task will be difficult if Grealish leaves, but maybe some new Grealish will appear that will make a historic success with Aston Villa.