Aston Villa are battling to sign £30 million rated Emi Buendia from Norwich according to a report from The Sun, and just by competing for the Argentinian ace, the Midlands club are absolutely embarrassing West Ham.
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There is absolutely no reason why West Ham shouldn’t be able to compete with Aston Villa for Buendia this summer.
Yet the Villans are the only other club mentioned alongside Arsenal in the race for the Norwich star (The Sun).
The Hammers enjoyed a wonderful campaign last season. We finished in sixth place in the Premier League table.
Europa League football beckons for the East London outfit. Now’s the time to really kick on and make some genuine progress as a football club.
We will be unable to do that with David Sullivan and David Gold at the helm, however.
Some might say that signing Emi Buendia should be well down our list of priorities.
You can never have too many good players though. And the Argentinian ace possesses the kind of talent that would undoubtedly absolutely light up the London Stadium.
Aston Villa could embarrass West Ham
The West Midlands outfit are clearly a very well-run club.
They have ambitious owners who are prepared to back Dean Smith to the hilt.
If Aston Villa sign Buendia, it really would be a massive statement.
The 24-year-old racked up 15 goals and 17 assists in 39 Championship games for the Canaries last season (Transfermarkt).
He really is a sensational player.
If we had ambitious owners with a real passion to take the club forward, there is no reason why we couldn’t beat Aston Villa to Buendia’s signature.
It is what it is though. Thank god for David Moyes. The Scot is helping us punch above our weight.
We all have to come to terms with the fact that we probably won’t really kick on until 2023 when Sullivan and Gold are most likely to sell up.
Unfortunately for us, we will also continue to get embarrassed in the transfer market by teams like Aston Villa. Teams who have owners with real ambition, genuine drive and unadulterated passion.
In other words, the antithesis of GSB.