Norwich City will reportedly have to pay Getafe 20% of any fee they receive for in-demand playmaker Emi Buendia due to a sell-on clause, which has caused many Canaries fans to demand a higher fee from Arsenal and the other chasing clubs.
The 24-year-old was instrumental to Norwich’s Championship title win and promotion to the Premier League in 2020/21 – scoring 15 times and adding 17 assists as he won their player of the season award.
Reports have indicated that the Carrow Road outfit will not stand in Buendia’s way if an appropriate offer is made for him in the upcoming window, while both Arsenal and Aston Villa are understood to have ramped up their pursuit over the past week.
£40 million has been touted as a potential fee for the Argentine, who was called up to the national team squad recently, but it seems not all that money will go to Norwich.
PA’s Nick Mashiter has revealed that Getafe, who sold Buendia to Norwich for £1.5 million in 2018, have a 20% sell-on clause meaning they will receive a significant chunk of any fee paid for the midfielder.
Can you name the Norwich City player who has been carded the most in each of the last 16 seasons?
That’s certainly a blow for the Norfolk club but it seems supporters feel they should be bumping up the price as a result.
Many took to Twitter to demand that Arsenal and the other clubs in pursuit pay more for their star man…
Start the bidding at £60M.
— The Mighty Fritz (@TheMightyFritz) May 26, 2021
Has to be 50m at the very least now.
— Adam Darricott (@adamdarricott) May 26, 2021
Was obvious that we would owe Getafe money if/when Buendia is sold. Always said £40m would have been a ridulius price to consider selling him for. We shouldn’t even entertain talks for under £50m and should be pushing for £60m to sell this summer with amount of interested clubs.
— Mark Smith (@Smudgerncfc) May 26, 2021
So Arsenal, it’s £50m now please.
— Paul Bygrave 🔰 (@CanaryWundaboy) May 26, 2021
Well you sell for more obviously
— Paul west (@5now_uk) May 26, 2021
So Arsenal have to pay a 20% extra tax for him now https://t.co/eAWhYiJnpo
— Kingdom Zebedee ☭ (@kingdomzebedee) May 26, 2021
— Simon | ShareMyYear (@sharemyyear) May 26, 2021
£50m at the very least now. https://t.co/KuIB8Pw2y9
— Ewan (@ewanwilson99) May 26, 2021