Arsenal have alerted several vultures to the potential for a transfer for Ryan Alebiosu with manager Mikel Arteta open to offers amid interest at some Championship clubs.
That is according to TEAMtalk, which reports that Arsenal are in agreement with Alebiosu to facilitate a transfer. The Emirates Stadium outfit and 21-year-old accept he is unlikely to get into Arteta’s first-team anytime soon. So, they will spend the rest of the window eying deals.
Alebiosu has been in north London since he was eight having signed with Arsenal’s academy at an early stage. He rose through the Gunners’ ranks as a regular in the club’s Under-18 and U21 teams. But the right-back has not managed to ever break into the senior set-up to date.
Arsenal to grant Alebiosu a permanent transfer after two loans
A loan spell with Crewe Alexandra in 2022 did little to further Alebiosu’s chances of making an impression on Arteta. He only featured six times in League One after missing two months with a back injury. But a move to Kilmarnock for 2022/23 brought regular first-team fixtures.
The Camden-born talent enjoyed 29 appearances with Killie across all competitions. He also started in 14 of the attack-minded prospect’s 23 Premiership appearances. But Alebiosu did not offer a single goal or a single assist during his spells at either Gresty Road or Rugby Park.
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Now, Arteta is open to offers for Alebiosu as Arsenal look to capitalise on his two loan spells for a permanent transfer. The Gunners’ decision has also alerted Queens Park Rangers and Rotherham United to the potential to sign the defender. But he has yet further suitors, too.
Alebiosu earned praise from the start after joining Kilmarnock
Clubs are starting to put plans in place to target Alebiosu’s transfer as he and Arsenal agree to now separate. Arteta has put a promising and versatile talent on the market. Alebiosu can play either as a full-back or on the wing and he has made Arsenal’s first-team bench twice.
Alebiosu impressed Kilmarnock manager Derek McInnes straight into his Kilmarnock loan in 2022, too. The Killie coach was effusive in praise for what the defender showed in his debut against Stenhousemuir. Alebiosu played the first half of their 4-1 Scottish League Cup win.
“Young Ryan, what can you say,” he told Killie TV last July. “He was so positive. He looked as if he really enjoyed being out there. I couldn’t have been more impressed with him.”
Former Rangers midfielder McInnes added: “We just looked at his numbers and he actually put a 90-minute performance into 45 with his energy levels.
“He’s played the game the way he’s been in training. The fans are excited by him and they’re going to enjoy watching him. What a terrific debut.”