Norwich City are delighted to announce that Emi Buendia has signed a new five-year contract at Carrow Road until the summer of 2024.
Buendia, 22, moved to City from Spanish side Getafe last summer, having blossomed for Segunda Division team Cultural y Leonesa in the 2017-18 season.
The Argentinian attacking midfielder was an important part of the Canaries’ team which won the Championship last term, playing 41 times and scoring eight goals.
Speaking to canaries.co.uk, Buendia said: “I’m very happy to sign a new contract and that I’m going to have more years wearing the yellow and green shirt.
“To wear it in the Premier League, it’s so exciting. It’s a new challenge now and I hope it will be a good season like the last one.
“I couldn’t have imagined having the season we did [when I signed]. I think it was a very good one for us, we played beautiful football.
“We were concentrated in every game and we deserved to get promotion and to become champions of the Championship.”
After a quiet beginning to life in Norfolk, Buendia started the Carabao Cup Round Two win over Cardiff City on August 28 and immediately showed his worth, going onto feature regularly for the remainder of the campaign.
Statistically, he was one of the most creative players in the Sky Bet Championship last season, making 12 goals for his teammates.
“I think it was my best year with the goals and assists,” he added. “I played so many games and I think I played really well and worked very hard.
“I enjoy it so much in Norwich. I’m very happy living here with my family. I also have very good teammates, we play really well together and we love training with each other.”
Buendia, like the rest of Daniel Farke’s team, has been back in training since the start of July and the playmaker says his eyes are already on the Premier League opening weekend clash with Liverpool.
“The first week [of pre-season] was really, really hard but the preparation is very important for the season.
“Liverpool at Anfield is possibly one of the best games of the year. Against the Champions League winner, it’s a good start but we want to enjoy it and we want to win.”