Argentinian midfielder/winger Emi Buendia became Norwich's first signing of the 2018 summer transfer window when he joined from Spanish side Getafe on 8th June 2018
His playing career began as a youth with Cadetes de San Martin in his hometown of Mar Del Plata near Buenes Aires in Argentina. He moved to Spain and was part of Real Madrid's youth set-up for a year before moving to Getafe, based in Madrid's outskirts. He broke through to their B team, making his debut in March 2014. The following season saw him make 34 appearances for Getafe B.
His La Liga debut for Getafe came in February 2015 and he went on to make 35 appearances for Getafe, scoring three goals. He spent the 2017/18 season on loan to second tier side Cultural y Deportivo Leonesa where he scored six goals in 40 games and was their Player of the Season but could not prevent them being relegated.
He was capped by Spain at Under-19 level (3 caps) and by Argentina at Under-20 (3 caps)
Norwich manager Daniel Farke said "We are very happy with the signing because Emi is the perfect fit for our squad. We’ve followed him for several months and we were always desperate to sign him. There was lots of interest in him. We wanted a guy who can score and assist and he did this last season. He’s a technical player, full of creativity and he has lots of potential.”
Buendia made his Norwich debut on 22nd August 2018 as substitute in the 2-0 home win against Preston. He scored his first Norwich goal in the 1-0 win over Brentford at Carrow Road on 27th October 2018.
Buendia ended the 2018/19 season with 41 appearances and 8 goals as Norwich won the Championship title.