Aston Villa have had a second bid of around £30m for Emile Smith Rowe rejected by Arsenal, as relayed by The Athletic.
Already active in the transfer window, the Villains have brought in Emiliano Buendia for a club-record transfer fee from Norwich alongside free agent Ashley Young [Birmingham Mail].
Nonetheless, there looks to be no sign of Dean Smith halting his summer recruitment drive. The Midlands club received a firm rebuttal from Arsenal just over a week ago after their initial attempt to land the 20-year-old [Sky Sports].
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After having their reported second offer turned down, there seems to be little chance of Aston Villa letting up in the chase for Smith Rowe’s signature. Uncertainty over his contract continues to loom large, with his deal set to expire at the Emirates Stadium in 2023 [The Athletic].
In light of this news, loads of Villa diehards took to Twitter in reaction to their continued attempts to unsettle their divisional rivals Arsenal, from whom they signed Emiliano Martinez and who they beat in the race for Buendia’s signature.
Villa fans react:
Replying to popular Aston Villa fan outlet villareport, here is how some fans summarised the recent developments surrounding Smith Rowe, with one supporter enjoying the “comedy value” from this update:
“Hahahaha they’re gonna hate us even more and I love it”
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