According to the Independent, Emile Smith Rowe is set to join RB Leipzig on loan for the rest of the season.
The 18-year-old has sidelined by a hip injury recently but his progression since the summer has been marked.
Invited to join the first team on the pre-season tour of the Far East, he caught the eye with a barnstorming goal against Atletico Madrid. Since then he’s made six appearances, featuring in the Premier League, and scoring goals in both the League Cup and Europa League.
He looks a top talent, but obviously, with the arrival of Denis Suarez and a possible winger, there’s a concern that his game time in the second half could be limited to the under-23s.
In such circumstances, a loan move makes sense. As does joining the Bundesliga where Reiss Nelson has been making waves. Leipzig, who are fourth in the table, will be focused on domestic matters having crashed out of the Europa League.
From the sounds of things, Eddie Nketiah is also going to head to Germany. He’s being tipped to join Augsburg until the end of the season where he’ll join forces with Jens Lehmann who became an assistant coach at the club this week.