At least four clubs are interested in signing Eddie Nketiah on a permanent deal this summer, after Arsenal’s contract extension offer.
Fabrizio Romano reports that with nothing agreed on Eddie Nketiah’s contract extension, four clubs are showing an interest in him this summer. The Arsenal striker only has a year left on his current contract.
From the Premier League, West Ham United, Watford, and Crystal Palace are all interested. But perhaps the biggest interest is coming from abroad, with Bayer Leverkusen reportedly pushing to sign him on a permanent deal for months now.
Romano cites The Athletic’s recent report as the original source of the information on Nketiah’s new contract offer. Arsenal were looking to extend the 22-year-old’s deal to protect their investment, possibly then loaning him out.
But it was clear even in that report that if Nketiah doesn’t accept the extension, and he isn’t likely to, then he’ll probably be sold this summer.
Given all the clubs on his case, you’d hope they could get that kind of fee for him. Particularly when it comes to the Premier League clubs, as Nketiah brings the advantages of youth, experience in English football, and homegrown status.