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Emi Buendia: Daniel Farke confident Norwich midfielder will stay at club after Premier League return |  Football News

Norwich head coach Daniel Farke remains confident the club will be able to see the best of Premier League league player of the season Emi Buendia.

The Canaries have already secured a quick comeback in the top flight and can wrap up the title with a win over Reading at Carrow Road on Saturday.

Argentina playmaker Buendia has been instrumental in Norwich’s success this season, leading the division in assists and scoring 14 goals.

On Thursday night, Buendia was named the EFL Championship Player of the Season.

Norwich full-back Max Aarons, himself linked with an away move, captain Grant Hanley and striker Teemu Pukki were also part of the Team of the Year, while Farke took home the accolade. of the manager.


Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between QPR and Norwich.

Buendia, 24, is on a long-term contract with the Norfolk club, having signed a £ 1.4million deal from Getafe in the summer of 2018, and was voted player of the season by the Norwich supporters.

While Farke accepts that every player has their prize, the Canaries boss sees no reason for Buendia not to want to show off his skills in yellow and green again next season.

“We’re all happy to have him – and to have him on a long-term contract,” Farke said.

“He’s been incredibly important to us over the last season and as long as we have him it’s a joy to work with him, to have him on the team and for our supporters.

“You have to love his creativity and skill. I hope he can shine for us in the future as well.”

Farke agrees that should “crazy offers” arise for Buendia, Aarons and midfielder Todd Cantwell, then the club may have to consider the bigger picture.

“We have to be realistic, we are a self-funded club and we will always have to develop our players,” said the German.

“Sometimes you also have to accept if a player has outgrown the club, then there is a solution – we have had this in the past with James Maddison, when without the transfer fee it would have been difficult to maintain the club on the move.

“Now, however, we are in a much better position.

“We are no longer struggling financially and we ourselves play on the big Premier League level stage, for that I am not afraid that a player in this category has to leave.”

Emi Buendia: Daniel Farke confident Norwich midfielder will stay at club after Premier League return |  Football News
Daniel Farke is confident Norwich can keep Emi Buendia beyond this summer

Farke added: “They all have long-term contracts so if a club really wants to buy one of our key players they have to invest an incredible amount of money, and that would be quite difficult.

“But if there’s a club that wants to do that and come up with some crazy offers, then it’s more like you can use that money to improve yourself and grow as a club as well.

“As a head coach, however, my first subject is that I want to work with our best players.”

Norwich have lost back-to-back home games to Bournemouth and Watford immediately after the promotion was confirmed.

Returning to form with a 3-1 win at QPR last Saturday, Farke will be hoping his team can finish the job against the Royals on Saturday to claim what would be a second championship crown in the past three seasons.

“We are hungry and motivated for the title,” said the Norwich head coach.

“We have two tough games left and there is work to be done.”

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