David Norris has told This is Futbol that £35m was too expensive for Emiliano Buendia amid reports that Aston Villa have agreed a deal for the Norwich City star, and he believes that Leeds should look at other targets.
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Leeds are going to need a replacement for veteran creative midfielder Pablo Hernandez, who is leaving this summer after five years at Elland Road, but Norris thinks that £35m was too big a fee for the Argentine.
And he exclusively told This is Futbol that he thinks Marcelo Bielsa can spend the money better elsewhere:
“That’s where I think part of the gamble comes in with it, weighing up for that sort of fee, even though the figures are crazy these days, you want a bit more of a guaranteed that has been there and done it.
“It’s still a big jump from Championship to Premier League and £35m is a bit of a gamble for me that I wouldn’t want to risk, at the expense of bringing in someone else, even for a little bit more but with proven quality.”