Norwich City have agreed a deal with Argentinian midfielder Emi Buendia, who will sign for the Canaries when his contract at Getafe expires at the end of the month.

The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at second tier Spanish side Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa, where he scored six goals in 40 appearances for the club as well as turning provider on 11 occasions.

After impressing throughout the campaign for the Spanish outfit, Buendia picked up the Player of the Season award.

The midfielder was on the books at Real Madrid as a youngster, however it didn’t materialise at the Bernabeu and he joined Getafe in 2010.

Despite being born in Argentina, Buendia represented the Spanish U19 side in 2014, before turning out for the Argentinian U20’s in 2015.

He has spent four years with the Getafe first team, making 35 appearances and scoring three goals.

He made his debut for the club at just 17 years old and scored his first goal during a win over Levante in 2015.

Norwich boss Daniel Farke has been tracking his new man for a number of months and has expressed his delight at getting the deal over the line.

Speaking to the club website, he said: “We are very happy with the signing because Emi is the perfect fit for our squad,

“We’ve followed him for several months and we were always desperate to sign him. There was lots of interest in him.

“We wanted a guy who can score and assist and he did this last season. He’s a technical player, full of creativity and he has lots of potential.”

With it looking increasingly likely that James Maddison is on his way out of the Canaries, can Buendia step in to his shoes and push Norwich City to a promotion challenge?

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