Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of Emiliano Buendia from Norwich on a five-year contract for a club-record transfer fee that could rise to £38m.
Buendia was named Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season after he played a key role in getting the Canaries straight back into the Premier League after they were relegated in 2019/20.
He scored 15 goals and registered 16 assists, creating more chances than any other player in the division.
The 24-year-old midfielder’s signing was confirmed by Villa after he completed a medical having been part of Argentina’s squad for their 2-2 draw with Colombia in their World Cup Qualifying match.
“Emiliano has just completed an outstanding season in a championship-winning Norwich side with 31 combined goals and assists and was named player of the season across the league,” Villa head coach Dean Smith told the club website.
“He is equally capable as a wide attacker or as a number 10 and is a great addition to our attacking options. We are delighted to have made such an exciting signing so early in the summer and look forward to Emi joining up with us for a full pre-season.”