Arsenal To Pay £50m To Replace Attacking Midfielder Mesut Ozil

Arsenal could end up paying £50m if they want Norwich creative genius, Emiliano Buendia.

The 24-year-old Argentine’s form has peaked interest from the Gunners – who are in the market for an attacking midfielder after Mesut Ozil's departure.

But Arsenal would be forced to pay a massive fee if they want him this month, according to Sky Sports.

Speaking on Sky Sports News' The Transfer Show, reporter Kaveh Solhekol said Buendia is only focused on Norwich.

He said: “Arsenal may look at signing an attacking midfielder this month now that Mesut Ozil has gone.

“One player they've been watching very closely is Emi Buendia at Norwich City.

“I've been in touch with some people close to the player today, and they're telling me that the situation is that the player himself is totally focussed on his job at Norwich.

“Norwich are doing very well in the Championship- they're top of the table and can see the Premier League on the horizon.

“The problem Arsenal would have in trying to sign him this month is how much he would cost because Norwich are a very well-run club.

“They've got a sustainable business model and I've been told it would take a crazy business offer for them to be tempted to sell him this month.

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“We're looking at somewhere between £40m and £50m. I don't think Arsenal are spending that this month.”

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.