An Arsenal star looks set to challenge the club and snub a new contract offer, news that will alert both West Ham and Brighton this summer.
England Under-21 captain Eddie nketiah has been heavily tipped to move on this summer, with a return to former Leeds loan team once mentioned, while the Hammers and Seagulls are also an option. However, it would appear that Arsenal have turned around on the leader’s future and now want to keep it.
Athletic say the Gunners want to hand the player a new contract, despite having had a disappointing 2020-21 campaign.
But the report adds that Nketiah is unlikely to sign up as he worries about his first-team chances.
The forward only scored two Premier League goals in six starts last season and is one of many Arsenal players who are expected to move on.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Folarin Balogun and Gabriel Martinelli are all on long-term contracts. This could cause the Gunners to take advantage of Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette to fund new signings.
The young forward has shown flashes of his abilities at Elland Road during his temporary five-month stay. However, it is not believed that Marcelo Bielsa will pursue a permanent deal for the player.
Brighton are also contenders, with Graham Potter keen to improve his goal options at the Amex.
The report does not mention any charges for the 21-year-old, although transfer market Currently values the player at around £ 13.5million.
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Edu is working on a new deal with the striker
Meanwhile, Arsenal technical director Edu could launch a bid to bring a La Liga striker operating to one in two goals in the Emirates, according to a report.
Arsenal are looking for reinforcements to provide Mikel Arteta with the ammunition necessary to launch an assault of the first four. The Gunners will be helped by the absence of European football next season, although the biggest boost would come from additions to the market.
The attacking areas appear to be where the club has so far been linked with its activities.
Arsenal were heavily linked with a swoop for Norwich playmaker Emiliano Buendia. But despite the difference in prestige, Aston Villa managed to beat Gunners on signing from Argentina.
Martin Odegaard high on Arteta’s wishlist to consolidate the No. 10 position. But the change of manager at Real Madrid could see the The Norwegian has a second chance at the Bernabeu.
Positive news has been scarce so far, but the latest report from the Athletic put a sparkle in the eyes of Arsenal fans.
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Isak a potential target
They (via TBR Football) reveal that Arsenal are considering Real Sociedad striker Alexander isaac as a possible transfer target. ‘
The Sweden international, 21, took his game to new heights last season, scoring 17 goals in 34 La Liga appearances. What makes this comeback all the more impressive is that no goal came through the penalty spot.
Isak is expected to play a big role for Sweden at Euro 2020 in the absence of injury to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. It will grab the attention of many, but Arsenal boss Edu is already a staunch admirer.
Edu is described as giving the attacker a “very high” rating. As a result, he would be a favorite to sign if the club could get rid of a striker first.
A € 70million (£ 60.2million) release clause is said to be present in the contract of the Sociedad hitman.
Standing at 6’4 ”, possessing a fast pace and already enjoying a keen sense of goal, Isak is considered by the article to be a “natural fit” for the Premier League.
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