Recent reports suggest Arsenal are willing to sell Eddie Nketiah this summer. The Gunners are said to be willing to listen to offers for the young striker who has just 12 months left on his current deal.
The club is reportedly done with the youngster and doesn’t see him as Arsenal material. With Arsenal in need of more funds for their transfer plans, it seems a move is inevitable.
Though he has shown glimpses of form at loan spells at other clubs. The 22-year-old striker has been rather disappointing for his home club Arsenal. Despite him being rated highly in the past, it seems he’s not the man Arsenal initially thought could lead their frontline in the future.
“It doesn’t look like that contract will be signed, so now Arsenal are openly inviting offers for Eddie Nketiah. So it’s about finding the right club for him and getting a decent transfer fee. He’s in the last year of his contract so you wouldn’t expect they’re going to get absolute masses for him now, unfortunately.”
“Basically, Eddie is for sale.”– Goal journalist Charles Watts on his youtube channel.
Reports also say that Arsenal have reportedly offered him a contract extension. But the Englishman wants a move in search of more game time. With Arsenal looking to sign another striker it’s clear he wasn’t in their plans anyway.
Arsenal should have been prepared for this situation. The youngster not being given enough minutes plus offering another contract extension to Balogun must have made him feel unwanted. Arsenal should have been smart about this and sold him in January to earn some extra money.
Where will Nketiah go?
Premier League clubs Watford, Crystal Palace, and West Ham are also interested in signing the youngster. The said clubs have been monitoring his situation for quite some time now and will now probably go head to head for his signature.
The best option for Nketiah would be a move to Watford. The Hornets would offer him the game time he needs to reach his potential. Having not played for Arsenal for the past 6 months the youngster is desperate for game time.
Another plus would be that the training grounds for the two teams are separated by just a hedge. The player would settle at the club in no time. After getting relegated in the 2019/2020 season, Watford have returned to the Premier League after just one season in the Championship.
Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen are also interested in signing him and have been pushing for a move for some time now. A move to Germany could also be on Nketiah’s cards since Leverkusen are a good team that gives great opportunities to its youngsters.
Arsenal have no option but to sell him this summer before he leaves the club as a free agent. The club should accept any offer near his market value and be done with the deal. Let’s see where the Nketiah ends up next season.