Emile Smith Rowe is set to go on loan this summer, but his destination will only be decided when he’s fit again, according to reports.

Arsenal Emile Smith Rowe celebrates his scoring during UEFA Europa League, Group E, football match Vorskla FC vs Arsenal FC at the Olympiyski Stadium in Kiev on November 29, 2018. (Photo by SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP / Getty Images)
Arsenal Emile Smith Rowe celebrates his scoring during UEFA Europa League, Group E, football match Vorskla FC vs Arsenal FC at the Olympiyski Stadium in Kyiv on November 29, 2018. (Photo by SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP / Getty Images)

The Independent report that Smith Rowe is set to leave the club on loan this summer, but only once he finally recovers from injury.

In Germany, Wolfsburg and RB Leipzig are interested, despite the 18-year-old struggling to get any minutes with Leipzig last season due to his fitness problem. Premier League, Championship and La Liga clubs have also reportedly shown an interest, but none are named.

The English leagues are the only ones on a tight schedule, with the transfer window closing on August 8th. The Bundesliga and La Liga have until 2nd September to sign players on loan.

Whilst League One and Two clubs can complete loan moves until 2nd September, the rules have changed for Championship club. They’re in the same position as the Premier League now, with no loan deals allowed after August 8th.

As a result, the amount of time it takes Smith Rowe to fully recover may well end up limiting the teams he’s able to join.

It’s a shame the teenager won’t get a chance to prove himself with Arsenal this campaign, as he’s undoubtedly one of the club’s best young prospects. The fact he’s already missed so much of pre-season realistically ended that possibility though.

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