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West Ham United: Club interested in young midfielder Emile Smith Rowe

West Ham have expressed a keen interest in securing the services of Arsenal’s talented midfielder, Emile Smith Rowe. The East London club is eyeing an opportunity to lure the 23-year-old playmaker away from their London rivals. However, it’s worth noting that any potential transfer deal is poised to come with a hefty price tag.

Smith Rowe, a versatile midfielder, has found himself on the fringes of Arsenal’s first team, with limited playing time under the management of Mikel Arteta. The lack of opportunities has left him contemplating a potential move to seek new horizons. In fact, he has only managed a single start in this season’s Carabao Cup campaign, indicating his dwindling role at the club.

Emile Smith Rowe
Emile Smith Rowe

According to Transfermarkt, Smith Rowe’s current market valuation stands at an impressive 35 million euros. This significant valuation is a reflection of his potential and the level of interest he has garnered from clubs like West Ham.

Despite his recent struggles for regular playing time, Smith Rowe remains under contract with Arsenal until the summer of 2026. Consequently, any potential transfer away from the Emirates Stadium would require a substantial financial commitment, making it a significant move for clubs like West Ham. Moreover, a January transfer may pose challenges for the talented midfielder, given his limited appearances this season.

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Arsenal views Smith Rowe as a player of similar caliber to Mason Mount and has set a demanding price tag of around £60 million for his services. This figure reflects Arsenal’s reluctance to part with a promising talent unless a substantial offer is made.

West Ham United
West Ham United

It’s clear that if Smith Rowe continues to struggle for opportunities within Arsenal’s squad by the end of the season, the door will be wide open for his departure. West Ham is not the only club vying for his signature, and the competition for his services is expected to intensify.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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