Liverpool join race to sign 24-year-old Championship attacker

The Merseyside giants have reportedly enquired about a possible transfer deal for Norwich City attacker Emiliano Buendia. Liverpool have been in contact with Norwich to ask about Buendia’s potential availability this summer after his superb form in the Championship.

Buendia truly looks one of the most outstanding talents outside of the PL at the moment, with a hugely impressive record of 12 goals and 15 assists in 33 league matches this campaign. Arsenal have also recently been linked with Buendia, though he was too expensive for them at £40m.

Arsenal would have done well to pay up for the Argentine, however, with Mikel Arteta’s side enduring a dreadful season, with recent additions up front like Nicolas Pepe and Willian simply not doing a good enough job at the Emirates Stadium.

Emiliano would surely have been an upgrade for Gunners, but Liverpool also need to make changes to their attack this summer. Jurgen Klopp’s trusted front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane arguably looks like its past its peak as an elite attacking force, so there’s surely room for a talent like Buendia in there.

In some ways it does make sense to structure a transfer deal so payments are made after certain milestones are met, but it can lead to some awkward situations.