Arsenal are open to offers for striker Eddie Nketiah after he failed to sign a new contract with the club, according to one journalist.
Nketiah has just 12 months left on his current deal at the Emirates and was offered a new contract. He has reportedly turned this down, though, and wants a move away to a club where he can gain regular playing time. This put a number of Premier League sides on alert, including West Ham, Brighton, and most recently Crystal Palace.
And now Arsenal are said to have accepted the reality that Nketiah will be leaving this summer and are inviting offers for the 22-year-old.
That’s as per Goal journalist Charles Watts, who revealed the latest update on his YouTube channel.
He said: “Basically, Eddie is for sale. There were talks about getting him to sign a new contract. If that was the case he probably would have gone out on loan next season. Arsenal hoped he’d have a good season and his value would have gone up. Then they would have sold him the following year for more money.
“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.”
Watford are another top flight club who have shown an interest. The Hornets are in need of a goalscorer who will help to secure their Premier League status after they returned from the Championship at the first time of asking.
German side Bayer Leverkusen have also been named in connection with him. Fabrizio Romano claimed on Twitter they had been ‘pushing for months’ to sign him.
A number of clubs will no doubt now enter into discussions for the signature of England under-21s record goalscorer.
Nketiah could be joined by teammate
Meanwhile, another young Arsenal talent could also be leaving the club this summer due to the arrival of Brighton defender Ben White.
Arsenal reportedly submitted an opening bid of £40million for White, but the Seagulls want £50million.
Regardless, the England international has supposedly told team-mates that he wants to move to the Emirates Stadium.
And this has got one Arsenal defender considering an exit from the Emirates…