The transfer market is always full of surprises, and now two Premier League clubs, Aston Villa and Newcastle United, are in a race to acquire the services of Emile Smith Rowe. The talented 23-year-old attacking midfielder finds himself in a situation where he is seeking more playing time, as he has had limited access to the pitch at Arsenal.
The news, reported by Graeme Bailey on Talking Transfers Podcast, reveals that Smith Rowe, who has been at Arsenal since childhood and has gradually risen through the club, could be considering a change of scenery to get more playing time in the first team. equipment.
The 2 clubs that entered the race for the signing of Smith Rowe
Despite his young age, Smith Rowe has amassed over 100 appearances for Arsenal’s first team and has contributed 29 goals in his career. However, in recent seasons he has fallen down the team’s hierarchy and has had difficulty staying in the starting lineup.
Last season, he was only able to participate in 14 games and spent less than 200 minutes on the field due to injuries and poor participation. The situation has not improved in the current season, with only 135 minutes played in six appearances.
This lack of playing time has led Smith Rowe to seriously consider leaving Arsenal in search of opportunities elsewhere. Both Aston Villa and Newcastle United have shown interest in the young talent.
Aston Villa, in particular, has been keeping a close eye on Smith Rowe and came close to signing him in the past. Although a deal was not agreed at the time, interest in the player remains and they could make a move if they see the opportunity to have him at Villa Park.
On the other hand, Newcastle United, which has been strengthening its squad with notable signings, sees Smith Rowe as a potential key player for its project. His arrival could add depth and quality to the team.
The final decision lies with Smith Rowe, who will look for a destination that offers him the opportunity to play regularly in the first team and continue his development as a footballer. The January transfer market will see how this exciting race for his signature unfolds.