Leeds United are the latest team to enter the race to sign Emi Buendia from Norwich City, according to Foot Mercato. 

Buendía, 24, has been linked with a host of top flight clubs after playing a starring role in Norwich’s Championship title-winning campaign.

Aston Villa considered a move for the winger last year, but opted instead to sign Bertrand Traore, but national press claim that Dean Smith’s side have made Buendía a top target this summer.

Arsenal and West Ham United are also said to be keen, and now Leeds have been named as the latest team to show an interest in the former Getafe player.

Buendía has enjoyed a fine campaign at Carrow Road, scoring 14 and registering 17 assists which earned him the Championship player of the season award.

The player’s contract is up in three years and Norwich reportedly value the player at £40million – although that claim was made in January before the club sealed an immediate return to the Premier League.

But boss Daniel Farke hopes that the Argentine will stay at Carrow Road, and confirmed that it would take a ‘crazy offer’ to convince Norwich to sell.

“We have to be realistic, we are a self-funding club and will always have to develop our players,” said the German boss.

“Sometimes you also have to accept if a player has outgrown the club, then there is a solution – we had this in the past with James Maddison, when without the transfer fee it would have been difficult to keep the club going.

“Now, though, we are in a much better position. We are not struggling financially anymore and are ourselves playing on the big stage of Premier League level, for that I am not in fear that a player of this category has to leave.

“They are all on long-term contracts, so if a club really wants to buy one of our key players, they have to invest an unbelievable amount of money, and it would be pretty difficult.

“But if there is a club which wants to do this and put some crazy offers out, then it is more like you can also use this money to improve and move on as a club.

“As a head coach, though, my first topic is that I want to work with our best players.”

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