Arsenal youngster Eddie Nketiah is reportedly eager to leave the club for free at the end of this season, as per the report in TRANSFERmarketWEB.
After joining the Gunners academy back in 2015, the forward made his senior debut in a Europa League game against BATE Borisov back in 2017. Since then, the 22-year-old has made 65 appearances in all competitions for the north London club, scoring 13 goals in this process.
According to the report, the Englishman is willing to sign a pre-contract with the foreign club in January and many Bundesliga clubs are showing interest in signing the youngster. The forward’s current contract will expire at the end of this season and Nketiah is looking to leave Arsenal for free as he is not keen on extending the deal beyond this season.
The U23 England International was heavily linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium and Crystal Palace was rumoured to be the potential destination. However, the deal never materialised during the transfer window.
Nketiah wants to leave Arsenal for free next summer:
Losing Nketiah for free will be a big financial blow for Arsenal. Having spent almost £140 million during the transfer window amid the pandemic, the north London club might be looking to recuperate some money from players’ sales. But, losing the academy graduate for free will be a big hit for the club’s hierarchy.
The 22-year-old hasn’t been able to showcase his talent in the Premier League and could not establish himself as a starter for Mikel Arteta’s side. So, leaving the club in search of first-team football will be a shrewd decision from the youngster.
Meanwhile, after a disastrous start to the season, Arsenal have managed to win back to back matches against bottom sides Norwich City and Burnley. Arteta’s side will be hoping to continue their winning run when they meet arch-rival Tottenham Hotspur next Sunday in Premier League.
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