Newcastle United already know their next transfer ‘target’ as decision made

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Newcastle United are making plans for the next transfer window already

Newcastle United are reportedly interested in Arsenal attacker Emile Smith Rowe. The Toon Army are eyeing up a swoop for the England international this winter.

According to a report by Northern Echo, he has emerged as a ‘target’ for Eddie Howe’s side ahead of the January transfer. He is currently struggling for minutes at the Emirates Stadium.

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Newcastle could see him as someone to add more competition and depth to their attacking options ahead of the second-half of the season. They could also offer him Champions League football meaning he wouldn’t be sacrificing that if he was to leave the Gunners.

Smith Rowe opened up about his lack of game time at Arsenal last term and had this to say: “It was tough, but we were in a title race and I understand the manager isn’t going to change the team if we’re winning every game. I just tried to stay positive and train as well as I could. The other players and Mikel (Arteta) were great with me, kept me feeling connected. But it was tough, a long season. I won’t lie.

“Arsenal are my club and I’m not going to give up until (Arteta) says he doesn’t want me. But that’s not the case. He wants me as part of the team and I want to fight for my place and get back in the team.”

He has been on the books of his current club for his whole career to date and rose up through their academy ranks. The Londoner was a regular at various youth levels before breaking into the first-team.

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Newcastle-linked Smith Rowe has since made 109 appearances in all competitions and has chipped in with 12 goals. He has also had loan spells away in the past at RB Leipzig and Huddersfield Town to gain experience.

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