Emiliano Buendia has detailed the conversation which led to him putting thoughts of a return to the Premier League on the back-burner.
The Argentine winger impressed in the top flight last season, despite Norwich City’s struggles, and a number of teams were reportedly interested in signing him in the window.
Aston Villa were one of those clubs heavily linked with Buendia, who scored once and grabbed seven assists in 36 Premier League games for the Canaries in 2019/20.
Buendia was also linked with Leeds United and Crystal Palace, while Turkish club Fenerbahce were also reportedly interested in the 23-year-old.
The Norwich man has admitted to feeling ‘annoyed’ about his predicament earlier this season and wasn’t included in Daniel Farke’s starting XI as a result.
“For the Bournemouth game, it wasn’t a very good week for me. I was a bit annoyed with my situation about everything,” he told the Eastern Daily Press.
“The boss decided that I couldn’t play that game because he always picks the best option for the team. I understood and I talked to him. I’m really happy with that meeting with him because I learned a lot about my situation.
“After that, I changed my mind, I trained more in each training session and the situation changed and I could be back in the team for the next game.”
Buendia is beginning to demonstrate his considerable talents once again and has made four goal contributions in his first eight appearances this term to put Norwich in a position to mount another promotion challenge.