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Emi Buendia: I've always wanted to play in England

8 June 2018

Emi Buendia says playing in England has been a dream of his since he was "a little boy" after joining Norwich City on a four-year deal.

Buendia moves to City from Spanish side Getafe on the back of his best season to date, scoring six goals and assisting a further 11 while on loan at second tier side Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa last year.

The 21-year-old arrives in Norfolk with serious pedigree, having spent part of his youth career at Real Madrid, and he cannot wait to get started at Carrow Road.

"I’m really looking forward to seeing the stadium full with lots of fans and sampling the atmosphere," said Buendia. "I cannot wait for that experience.

"I really like the pitches at Colney, they are a very good quality. The academy facilities are very impressive and everything looks really nice and a very high standard.

“I’ve always liked English football. The atmosphere and the stadiums are amazing. From when I was a little boy, I’ve always wanted to play in England.”

Buendia says one of the main reasons he chose to join the Canaries was the philosophy and style the team plays with.

“I’m a player that likes to have the ball and I like to play. I like to provide lots of assists and score lots of goals as well.

"I didn’t know Daniel Farke from before but I know how he likes to play. I know he likes to have the ball so I’m really looking forward to working with him.

“It’s a great club and a big club with a good project. The aim is to get back into the Premier League and as I said before, I’m very happy to be here.”

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