Norwich City star Emi Buendia could be tempted by a move away from Carrow Road this summer.
That’s according to Chris Sutton, who, in a recent interview with the Eastern Daily Press, urged Daniel Farke to do everything he can to keep the 24-year-old at Norwich ahead of next season, although suggested there is the possibility that the Argentine could have his head turned, as well as the Canaries receiving an offer they simply cannot refuse for the winger.
He said: “Norwich have to try and pull out all the stops to keep him. You need your creative players and the ones that are going to nick a goal and he is that player.
“Let’s not kid ourselves – there will be clubs out there who will have been watching him this season. He works hard out of possession as well – there’s not a lot wrong with him!
“There will be clubs in for him and maybe he will have his head turned again. Maybe Norwich will have an offer that they just cannot refuse.”
With the Norwich manager recently stating on the record that he is confident of retaining the services of Buendia after the club secured promotion back to the Premier League, should Sutton prove to be right with his prediction, and Stuart Webber accepts an offer that is too good to turn down, Farke will be – rather understandably – gutted.
Indeed, losing the £20k-per-week star who was in such breathtaking form last season – with the £19.8m-rated winger scoring 15 goals, providing 16 assists and creating 18 big chances over his 39 Championship appearances, as well as averaging an incredible SofaScore match rating of 7.68 – prior to the club’s Premier League campaign would very much put a dent in the club’s chances of staying up next season.
However, with Webber reportedly informing Norwich players that they will be sold if the right offer is placed for them this summer, the possibility of Buendia – whom Max Aarons dubbed as “tenacious” – leaving the club remains a very real one – an outcome that is likely to give both the 44-year-old manager, as well as a great deal of the Canaries fanbase, nightmares.