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Back in the transfer window, the Daily Mail reported that Leeds were vying with Aston Villa to sign Norwich playmaker Emiliano Buendia.

The Daily Mail’s report said that Marcelo Bielsa missed out on his fellow Argentine before he joined the Canaries in 2018, and was determined to avoid the same fate.

No exit from Carrow Road materialised for the man who only Kevin De Bruyne, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jack Grealish created more chances than last season, according to the Daily Mail.

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Despite that, Buendia has simply got his head down and worked hard, which has seen him produce some excellent numbers so far this season.

As WhoScored shows, the 23-year-old has been averaging a huge 3.4 key passes per game for Norwich this term, across five Championship appearances.

That equates to 17 key passes in total, which is pretty good going.

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Additionally, Norwich’s No.17 records 2.4 shots per game as well, further emphasising how much of a threat he is to opposition defences.

To extend on the point, Buendia is also fouled 2.2 times per game in the Championship this season, which highlights his tricky nature.

Bielsa has been doing well without him, to be fair.

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According to WhoScored, Leeds currently average the fourth-highest amount of possession in the Premier League this season with 54.8% of the ball.

The Yorkshire-based outfit also sit joint-third in the shots per game charts with 14.2 efforts every 90 minutes – behind only Liverpool and Manchester City.

As a result of this hard work, Leeds currently sit comfortably in sixth, just three points off first-place Everton.

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