Arsenal youngster Emile Smith Rowe is reportedly set to join the Bundesliga side RB Leipzig on a loan deal which could last 18 months (via Football.London).
There is definitely a growing trend of young British players heading to the Bundesliga and it seems as if another could soon be on their way.
Emile Smith Rowe has had something of a breakthrough season for Arsenal in cup competitions but now looks set to swap England for Germany.
The 18-year-old is reportedly set to move to Red Bull Leipzig on a six-month loan deal with an option for a further year if things go well.
Perisic to Arsenal off – #Inter ended all player talks yesterday, #AFC attempts to structure loan + option (+ penalty fee if option not taken) of no interest. Nkunku efforts ongoing but now very unlikely #PSG. Suarez announcement soon. Smith Rowe #RBLeipzig loan, no option to buy
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 31, 2019
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Smith Rowe has scored an impressive three goals in just six appearances for the Arsenal first team this season.
Reports in England suggest that Smith Rowe is viewed as a future first-team player by Arsenal and that this loan move is just about him getting game time.
It seems like a great piece of business for Arsenal. Emile Smith Rowe is clearly a hugely talented player and can hopefully impress in the Bundesliga just like his former Gunners teammate, Reiss Nelson. Let’s hope he can develop well and return to the club a better player.