Danny Mills has tipped Leeds United to sign Emiliano Buendia this summer and claimed the playmaker could be the long-term replacement for Pablo Hernandez.

The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, was confident that the 23-year-old would create in Marcelo Bielsa’s side who are “better” than Norwich. 

Read Norwich have reported that Leeds are interested in the attacking midfielder with a view to signing him in the upcoming transfer window. 

 

The Canaries are rock-bottom of the Premier League and appear destined for relegation at the first time of asking.

Mills suggested Hernandez, 35, would need help next season if Leeds get promoted as the player enters his twilight years. 

“It looks like he would be brought in to succeed Hernandez,” he told Football Insider.

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“Buendia would be looking to escape Norwich if they get relegated and he would be a very good replacement for Pablo I think. 

“He has been decent in a struggling side. If you put him in a better side, a team that plays the football that Leeds do I think he would create opportunities. 

“I would suggest he is a mid-to-long-term replacement for Pablo Hernandez.”

Buendia still has four years remaining on his contract at Carrow Road, having arrived from Getafe in July 2018, and would therefore command a reasonable fee.

The Argentinian has contributed eight assists in his 31 Premier League appearances this season.

In other Leeds United news, Noel Whelan has told Football Insider 25-year-old could be a smart signing this summer.

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