Norwich pay €5m to Getafe after promotion as part of Buendia deal

Date published: Tuesday 11th June 2019 2:01

Getafe have received a financial windfall from Norwich City after promotion to the Premier League triggered a clause in the Emiliano Buendia transfer deal, report Marca.

Buendia signed for Norwich last summer for an undisclosed transfer fee but the deal did include a clause that stated if Norwich gained promotion to the Premier League, Norwich would owe Getafe €5m.

Norwich raced back to the Premier League with games to spare as they held of the pressure from Leeds United and Sheffield United to return to the top flight for the first time since 2016.

Argentine midfielder Buendia netted eight goals for the Championship winners across 38 matches this campaign, proving a key figure for Daniel Farke’s side. The Canaries fans voted him third in the end of season Player of the Year awards.

 

Buendia was signed by Norwich after only playing 40 games for the Getafe first team. He spent the 2017/18 season on loan at Cultural Leonesa where he made 40 appearances.

Buendia has represented both Spain and Argentina at junior international level and he will now be hoping that promotion to the top flight will see him earn his first senior call up for Argentina.

 

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