Arsenal have reportedly pulled out of the race to sign Norwich City star Emi Buendia because of the Canaries’ asking price.
Buendia has had a terrific season for the Canaries and has been tentatively linked with a move to Villa Park by the national media.
But the Gunners are now claimed to have taken the decision not to pursue the Argentinian because Norwich are demanding £40m, cash that Arsenal don’t currently have.
That would seemingly leave Villa with an easier run at the winger should they decide to make a move and a Canaries fan believes the talented wide man would have more chance of success at Villa than the Gunners.
Captain Canary wrote on Twitter: “To be perfectly honest if Villa hang onto Grealish and build on their squad, Buendia might be better off there.
“As crazy as it sounds they probably have a better chance of winning a trophy than Arsenal.”
Buendia has made no secret of his desire to play in the Premier League, although Norwich boss Daniel Farke ruled out any departure in the January window.
Buendia said: “It is the best league in the world, it is the one that makes the difference at all levels. Any team makes life difficult for anyone, it is very complicated.
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“Their organisational level is perfect, the stadiums have a lot of history, the conditions for playing football are ideal. There are no excuses. And the players and the teams are the best.
“I aspire to the best and work every day to get back to it, either in my team or through a transfer. Returning to the Premier in the short term is a dream.
“It is true that there was a lot of talk in the summer, after relegation, about the possibility that both I and other teammates could leave the team to continue in the Premier League.”