According to The Telegraph, Aston Villa are eyeing a move for Arsenal star Emile Smith Rowe ahead of the summer transfer window.
Yep, you read that right, the mighty Aston Villa who almost got relegated in 2019.
After taking Emi Martinez off us last year, Dean Smith’s man are ready to pounce on Smith Rowe, but Arsenal should fend off that interest quite easily.
Smith Rowe still has two years left on his Arsenal contract. He was one of the finds of the season in the Premier League, and it won’t be wrong to say that he is one of Mikel Arteta’s favourite players in the squad at the moment.
Aston Villa hoping Emile Smith Rowe rejects Arsenal’s contract offer
Arsenal have been in discussions with the young attacking midfielder for a few weeks now. Even Fabrizio Romano revealed recently that talks are progressing well, and it’s ‘just a matter of time’ before Smith Rowe commits his long-term future to the club. (Read here)
Villa, however, are waiting on the wings hoping for a fallout between Smith Rowe and Arsenal. They are praying that the young Englishman rejects all contract offers, and if that happens, they are ready to pounce for his signature this summer.
Arsenal fans weren’t too pleased with this rumour. Yes, Villa have done well this season and deserve a lot of credit for that. However, to strike up a plan to sign one of our best players is just a bit too ambitious on their part.