Aston Villa confirm agreement to sign Emi Buendia from Norwich

Aston Villa have confirmed that an agreement has been reached with Norwich over the signing of Argentine play-maker Emiliano Buendia, who was named 2020/21 Championship player of the season as he helped the Canaries back into the Premier League.

Buendia is currently part of a bio-secure bubble with Argentina ahead of this week’s World Cup qualifier against Colombia. He will undergo a Villa medical and formally complete the high-profile transfer after that game.

Villa have beaten Arsenal to the 24-year-old’s signature, despite the Gunners being confident that a deal could be done until Saturday evening when Dean Smith's side stormed ahead.