'Moved onto bigger things': Some Aston Villa fans believe they're after a player who's 'clear of Smith Rowe'
Aston Villa were briefly linked with Arsenal playmaker Emile Smith Rowe earlier this summer.
However, the Villans were always going to find it difficult to sign a player the Gunners rate so highly.
Villa reportedly made two bids for the Arsenal ace, with the second offer reaching £30million.
And despite being knocked back, they apparently believed there was a deal to be done for Smith Rowe.
But as per The Athletic, Mikel Arteta made clear after the Hibs friendly that the 20-year-old “will stay here, 100 percent”.
And now, Smith Rowe has penned a new long-term contract at the Emirates Stadium.
However, some Villa fans aren’t too bothered, amid reports linking the claret and blue side with Leon Bailey.
“I know who I’m choosing”
Sky Sports reported on Wednesday that Villa are pursuing the Bayer Leverkusen star.
Bailey has scored 39 goals and set up another 26 in more than 150 appearances for Leverkusen since signing from Genk in 2017.
Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Everton reportedly wanted the Jamaica winger last year.
With that in mind, here’s what some Villa fans made of the Smith Rowe contract news:
we’ve moved on to bigger things lol they’re gassing smith rowe whilst we’re chasing bailey from leverkusen— Josh 🏴🦁 (@joshkentx) July 22, 2021
Smith rowe or Bailey.. I know who I’m choosing 🤷♂️— Craig Morrish (@morrish_craig) July 22, 2021
Thing is, Bailey is clear of Smith Rowe. Arsenal fans need to accept that— Jonathan 🏴 (@Keeno98) July 22, 2021
Leon Bailey is clear of Smith-Rowe btw. 🎣— Ty Bracey (@TyBracey) July 22, 2021
Grealish Watkins buendia Bailey > smith Rowe laca saka Pepe 🤣— Gjohal (@GjohaI) July 22, 2021
Proven 23 year old player in Bailey who’s played in a top league for a number of seasons and in Europe for £30m or an unproven 20 year old ESR for £30m+?? Hmmm I’ll take Bailey all day long 👌— Gary Angove (@Gaz_Angove) July 22, 2021
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