According to a report from The Express, Arsenal are looking to sell Eddie Nketiah this summer and Edu isn’t expecting a lot of money for the 21-year-old.
The Englishman has entered the final year of his contract at the Emirates. Arsenal are willing to offer him a new deal this summer, just to protect his value, but Nketiah has reportedly rejected our proposal. (The Athletic)
As a result, the Gunners have put him on the market, and interested clubs can now sign him for a bargain price in the coming weeks.
Arsenal only want £14m for Eddie Nketiah
The report claims that Arsenal are looking to raise in excess of £65 million through player sales this summer, with Alexandre Lacazette, Sead Kolasinac, Mohamed Elneny, Calum Chambers and Nketiah all made available for a transfer.
Every one of the above-mentioned players have less than a year left on their contracts. Arsenal have found themselves in a terrible position, and the report claims that Edu’s now prepared to sell Nketiah for just £14 million to avoid losing him for free in 12 months time.
Crystal Palace and West Ham have been linked with a move for the Englishman over recent weeks, but his very affordable price tag could alert plenty of other clubs – from the Premier League and abroad.
Things have to change at Arsenal
Nketiah, labelled as ‘extraordinary‘ by Arteta, is one of the most talented strikers of his age in England. His potential is absolutely humongous and to lose him for as little as £14 million shows just how badly Arsenal have managed his contract situation.
This isn’t just the case with Nketiah. Our management of contracts over the last decade have been absolutely abysmal. We’ve let the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil enter the final years of their contracts, and we ended up losing two of them.
The one we managed to keep, Ozil, turned out to be a bigger mess, and we had to pay him to leave. Things have to change at Arsenal, and it’s good to see the likes of Emile Smith Rowe, Folarin Balogun and Arthur Okonkwo all sign new contracts in recent weeks. Hopefully, that will continue.