Arsenal's £15m transfer target Emi Buendia has created most chances in Europe ahead of Bruno Fernandes and De Bruyne
NORWICH star Emi Buendia has surpassed the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Kevin De Bruyne this season by creating the most chances in Europe.
Arsenal target Buendia – who hit the winner against Barnsley on Saturday – has made 62 opportunities for Championship-topping Canaries, eclipsing the continent’s finest schemers.
And team-mate Kenny McLean said: “The quality he has is there in abundance every week.
“He makes my mind up with the pass as he demands it so much — he doesn’t make runs for the sake of it.
“You see the intensity in his runs, the speed in his runs and it’s quite an easy ball, to be honest.
“There’s not much on it and the quality of the finish is just sublime.”
As well as being a creator in the mould of Fernandes, KDB and David Beckham, Buendia also scores goals.
His 62nd-minute volley against the Tykes was a dazzling piece of technique and will only have enhanced his already sizeable reputation.
The Gunners have been linked with a £15million move for the 24-year-old wizard in this month’s transfer window.
Scottish international McLean was asked how many Championship players could have scored such a goal.
And he replied: “Off the top of my head, no one other than Emi.
“I think he’s a standout in this league and is showing it more and more now on a consistent basis.
“Hopefully he can continue that form. The way he plays is a joy to play with.
“I play behind him and he makes my job so easy, wanting the ball at every opportunity.
“He has taken his game to a new level and that’s so good for us.
“There’s only going to be more to come from him. He’s getting better — he’s still young — and the quality he’s showing right now is exceptional.”
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