Summer newcomer Emiliano Buendia has been helped to make a huge impact at Aston Villa this season.
The Argentina international arrived at Villa Park earlier this summer and signed a first £ 33m deal with Norwich City.
The 24-year-old received the number 10 jersey following Jack Grealish’s departure last week and will try to influence his return to the Premier League immediately.
Buendia scored 15 goals last season and made another 17 assists for Norwich in the championship as he helped them return to the Premier League straight away.
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And former expert midfielder Danny Murphy said signing for Villa was a “smart” deal, calling the winger one of the men to be seen in the Premier League this season.
“Creative and brave on the ball, Buendia makes things happen and Aston Villa fans will be amazed as it flies past defenders with its low center of gravity,” he wrote in the Daily Mail.
“I saw Buendia in the Premier League with Norwich and was impressed with his natural instinct to keep playing forward.
“Even on a relegation team he tried to make a difference and will be even more effective in a better team like Villa. At £ 33 million, it’s a smart business from Dean Smith. “
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After getting noticed in the Premier League in the 2019-20 season, Murphy supports Buendia to get even better in a Villa jersey in the coming season.
“There is no reason the Argentine can’t score double-digit goals and assists and alleviate disappointment over the loss of Jack Grealish,” he added.
“He had a great relationship in Norwich with Teemu Pukki and in Villa. He will have two strikers in Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings who can play over the shoulder and do good runs behind.
“Buendia will make mistakes because he is ambitious with his passing game, but most of the time he will be able to open defenses”