Report: Nelson offered contract extension before loan transfer | News Arseblog

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Arsenal are eager to tie Reiss Nelson to a new contract before sending him on loan for the year.

According to various reports, the England Under-21 international is considering the offer. The winger’s current contract in the Emirates does not end until June 2023.

Nelson turned down the possibility of being on loan at this time last year, but after a season where he barely featured in the first team – he played a total of 440 minutes – he knows he needs regular football to start his career.

Interest apparently comes from Olympiacos and clubs in Germany. You will recall that Reiss had a very successful campaign with Hoffenheim in 2018/19 which raised hopes that he would become a regular under Unai Emery.

It didn’t work out that way, but it looks like Mikel Arteta isn’t ready to give up on the player just yet.

Arsenal have also reportedly offered Eddie Nketiah a new contract, but are once again open to the player spending a year elsewhere. The hope is that both players can follow in the footsteps of Joe Willock whose value has exploded in six months at Newcastle United.

It remains to be seen whether they want to extend their commitment to Arsenal, given their local status and pedigree, they may well want to spread their wings full-time.

Nketiah was bound with clubs in Germany, West Ham and newly promoted Watford.

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