Aston Villa have completed 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.
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.
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‘’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.’’