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Leeds United Have To Fight For Argentine Attacker With Premier League Rivals: Why Bielsa Must Make The Move

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Although it is too early to predict the destiny, Leeds United are here to stay having impressed with their breathtaking football under Marcelo Bielsa in these early weeks. Yet they are not complacent at all and are ready to splash the cash in winter reigniting interest in the failed summer targets. According to Football.London, Leeds target Emi Buendia is also on Arsenal’s radar who, however, are not actively pursuing a move but keeping close tabs on how things shape up during the January window.

The 23-year-old Norwich City star was supposed to ply his trade to West Yorkshire within the domestic deadline of 16th October (as claimed by the Daily Mail). But a transfer did not materialize and the midfielder is now concentrating on an immediate top-flight return in the Canaries colours.

Why The Gunners Might Step Up The Chase

The Gunners, meanwhile, are struggling again despite an impressive start under Mikel Arteta. They lack enough creativity in the middle of the park and the exile of Mesut Ozil has left them with young Joe Willock as the only outright ‘number 10’ option. Financial constraints would refrain them from making high-profile winter recruit, whereas the complications of the mid-season window might force them to opt for a cheaper alternative. Although the Norfolk-based outfit finished rock-bottom last season in the Premier League standings, the impact Buendia had alerted a host of English sides over a potential summer transfer. The former Getafe star ticks many boxes to shine in a dire Arsenal attack.

Leeds United have stepped up their pursuit of Emiliano Buendia - A real offensive spark.
NORWICH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 08: Emiliano Buendia of Norwich City carries the ball in preparation to take a corner kick during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Sheffield United at Carrow Road on December 08, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Natural Fit In Bielsa’s System

Bielsa has ample attacking options in his ranks who have done so well to attune to the grind and demand of the Premier League football. Jack Harrison, Raphina and Helder Costa have been productive from the flanks whereas the likes of Rodrigo and Patrick Bamford have been key in terms of scoring and creating chances high up the pitch.

Having said that, they do not have a successor of 35-year-old Pablo Herandez, who, in spite of being in his mid-thirties, played a key role in the Whites’ promotion last year with his versatility and set-piece traits. The long-term Leeds target Emi Buendia holds all the attributes to be an able replacement for the veteran playmaker and has also exhibited his expertise from the flanks depicting the flexibility he offers in the advanced areas of the pitch.

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