Aston Villa confirm Emi Buendia capture from Norwich City to end Arsenal pursuit

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A reported £35 million move for the attacking midfielder will bring the 24-year-old to Villa Park, dashing the Gunners’ hopes of a last-gasp deal

Aston Villa have confirmed that they have reached an agreement to sign Emi Buendia from Norwich City, in a move that will end Arsenal’s pursuit of the Argentina international.

Dean Smith’s side will complete a deal to bring the attacking midfielder to Villa Park later this week

, once the 24-year-old completes his medical following La Albiceleste’s Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier against Colombia.

The move, which is believed to be in the region of £35 million ($50m) with add-ons, will represent a blow for the Gunners, who had hoped to bring the playmaker to the Emirates Stadium next season.

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