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Aston Villa’s Emiliano Buendia misses Argentina’s Copa America team


Aston Villa completed the signing of Argentine attacking midfielder Emiliano Buendia on Monday in a club record move of £ 33 million.

The deal could rise to £ 38m. With additions, and the 24-year-old will look to hit the ground at. Villa Park next season.

While Buendia is probably still excited after becoming the most expensive signing of the Midlands outfit ever, he has received a huge blow from Argentina.

The South American country has named their 28-man squad for the Copa America, and Villa’s new boy has missed it.

Manager Lionel Scaloni chose the former Norwich City star for June World Championship qualifications against Chile and Colombia, but decided to exclude Buendia from its Copa America team.

While this is bad news for the striker, it may be good news for Villa.

Dean Smith’s side can be sure to have their new player available in time for pre-season training with fresh legs, and there will be no fear that he will pick up injuries or get the deadly coronavirus strain that is spreading across South America.

It’s an amazing decision from Scaloni, especially since he chose four goalkeepers.

The 24-year-old finished the 2020-21 season with 15 goals and 16 assists in 39 championship appearances.

He helped Norwich win instant promotion back to the top flight, but the fact that he was not considered good enough for Argentina’s Copa America team speaks volumes.

La Albiceleste boasts some of the best strikers on the planet and Buendia has to impress with Villa next season to get a chance to make his country the World Cup.

Read: Spurs coach in awe of Villa Star’s qualities.


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