Aston Villa have been one of the busier Premier League clubs over the past few years in terms of being active in the transfer market and securing deals for players to come in and help push the team forward.
The previous summer transfer window was a particularly hectic one for the Villans as they sold Jack Grealish to Manchester City for a recording-breaking fee of £100m and spent a significant amount of money on bringing three new attacking players to Villa Park.
With the next transfer window on the horizon at the end of the season, it seems as though a clue has emerged on the future of one of Villa’s precious summer recruits.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, journalist and transfer insider Dean Jones had this to say about the upcoming summer transfer window and what it could look like for Emi Buendia, in particular.
He said: “Buendia, to be honest, seems reasonably safe. I know that [Steven] Gerrard really rates him, so I don’t think he would look to get rid of him.”
Since arriving at the Midlands side in a club-record deal from Norwich City, the Argentine has started 18 of the 23 Premier League games he’s appeared in, scoring two goals and providing three assists along the way.
While some may have hoped for more goals and assists from the 25-year-old considering how often he’s played, he has still proven himself to be a very useful player for Villa.
He has had the joint-second highest number of shots on target (10), more live-ball passes (43) that have led to a shot at goal than any of his teammates as well as more tackles (42) than the likes of Tyrone Mings and Ezri Konsa among many others.
His overall performances have earned him a rating of 6.8 from WhoScored, making him the fifth-highest rated player in Gerrard’s squad that has been there since the beginning of the season.
Taking all of this into account, the Villa fans will surely be delighted to hear that Jones doesn’t think the attacker is or will be in danger of getting sold in the summer.
Also, with the club breaking their transfer record for him, it seems unlikely that they would want to get rid of him after just one year with the team.
If the former Norwich star can keep delivering solid performances for his new club and add some more goals and assists to his tally, this would definitely put to bed any doubts there may be about his future at Villa Park.