“Trick” from Chelsea
Last summer, there were a series of rumors suggesting that Chelsea planned to bring Emile Smith Rowe to Stamford Bridge. The Blues are even said to be willing to turn a few players into “scapegoats” to convince Arsenal, including the case of Mykhaylo Mudryk. However, in the end, there was no move made by Chelsea.
As revealed by journalist Fabrizio Romano, it is true that Smith Rowe was once on Chelsea’s radar, but he was never considered a top target by the Blues. Therefore, after successfully recruiting Cole Palmer from Manchester City, the Blues no longer plan to acquire Smith Rowe.
Many sources from The Times or 90min confirmed that Arsenal is ready to sell Smith Rowe outright in the winter transfer window if they receive a suitable offer. In the context that the Gunners are planning to sign expensive contracts for Pedro Neto and Ivan Toney, it is understandable that they want to collect a significant fee from the services of Smith Rowe.
It is expected that Arsenal will ask for about 30-50 million pounds to accept parting ways with Smith Rowe. For his part, the English star is also said to be ready to leave the Emirates to find opportunities to play regularly. It is important to know that the 23-year-old star has only made two appearances in the Premier League this season.
Recently, it is not difficult to see that Newcastle United is the team that is most strongly linked with Smith Rowe. However, according to Fabrizio Romano’s revelation, the Magpies need to know whether they will pass the Champions League group stage or not before drawing up specific transfer plans for the summer market.
The Italian journalist talked to CaughtOffside:
“Emile Smith Rowe – This is a name that is constantly being mentioned at the moment, but again, I am not aware of any specific negotiations at this stage with Newcastle. Let’s wait and see what happens. What will the picture look like as the January transfer window approaches?
“As I have always mentioned, Newcastle are currently making no progress on any signings, as it is important for them to know whether they will still be in the Champions League in the latter stages of the season. Are not.”
Potential landing spots
Besides Newcastle, Smith Rowe is also in the sights of many other teams in the Premier League. According to information from 90min, Aston Villa – the team that failed in its attempt to recruit Smith Rowe in the summer market, is still maintaining its interest in this midfielder. Meanwhile, Brighton also wants to get the services of the English star to best prepare for the second half of the season.
Notably, the above source confirmed that the Gunners are ready to loan Smith Rowe with a buyout clause during the winter transfer window.
Huynh Phong | 15:04 October 19, 2023