Leeds United have been after a new attacking midfielder in recent weeks.
Indeed, the Whites are now reportedly also one of Emi Buendia’s potential suitors. They don’t have long to get this deal done, but if they manage to get it over the line it would be an almighty coup.
Buendia could be a bright spark in Bielsa’s midfield due to his incredible creativity, and with Pablo Hernandez turning 36 in April, they certainly need another player in that mould.
Much like Hernandez, the Norwich ace can operate both on the right and through the middle, and it’s his ability to carve out chances that makes him a potentially brilliant acquisition.
Buendia created the fourth-most chances in the Premier League last term, finishing ahead of some absolute stars such as Mo Salah and Willian when it comes to that metric.
The Argentine is exactly the type of player Bielsa would want in his midfield. He’s incredibly Hernandez-esque in his ability to dictate the play from deep or from out wide, and if he has teammates more adept at finishing the chances he created, his assist tally from last season would have been a lot higher than seven.
Whether or not Leeds get this one over the line remains to be seen as they have lots of depth down the right after the signing of Raphinha, while their number 10 spot looks to be oversaturated with Hernandez, Rodrigo and Tyler Roberts already vying for that position.
It seems a little unlikely that this one will actually come to fruition, but if it does, Leeds will have an unbelievable new creative talent on their hands.