Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco are interested in signing Tyreece John-Jules from Arsenal this summer, as the club try to resolve the striker’s future in the final year of his contract.

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: Tyreece John-Jules scores his team's first goal during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Meadow Park on March 29, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND – MARCH 29: Tyreece John-Jules scores his team’s first goal during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Meadow Park on March 29, 2019, in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

Last week, reports emerged that Arsenal had opened talks with John-Jules over a new contract. The 18-year-old striker signed professional terms with the Gunners in early 2018, but only on a fairly short deal to 2020. As a result, it’s already time for the club to renew or move him on.

After his strong end to the season at academy level, John-Jules has plenty of interest if Arsenal fail to convince him to stay. Football.London report that PSG and Monaco are two of the more high-profile clubs interested, though the striker is likely to reject them over their own inability to guarantee him first-team football.

John-Jules scored 16 goals and assisted eight in 30 appearances for the academy this season. His link-up play has come on massively, and he impressed with a goal in his first appearance for the senior side, albeit in a friendly.

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Only recently turning 18, the striker isn’t the finished product just yet, but there’s clearly a lot of potential in him. Personally, I would offer him the chance to be Arsenal’s backup first-team striker next season, taking over from Eddie Nketiah.

Nketiah needs to go and play regular football somewhere, so a loan makes the most sense for him. John-Jules would benefit from training with the senior side on a consistent basis and getting minutes off the bench in the league and from the start in the cup competitions.

Pre-season is always a good chance to test if a player is ready for the step up, but it’s up to Unai Emery and the backroom staff at Arsenal to make that decision now.

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