Reiss Nelson will sign for Feyenoord on a season-long loan on transfer deadline day, after agreeing a one-year contract extension with Arsenal.
In recent days, we covered reports from the Netherlands that Reiss Nelson was edging towards a loan to Feyenoord for the season, after the Dutch club’s move for Amad Diallo fell through when the Manchester United youngster picked up an injury.
James Benge confirmed the reports, adding that Nelson would first presumably need to sign the extension Arsenal have been pushing him to sign all summer. Otherwise, his Arsenal deal would be up in 2022, at the end of the loan.
Football.London then reported that the deal was done, and that Nelson would indeed extend his contract.
Essentially, it seems Arsenal and Nelson are pushing back a long-term decision on his future to next summer. If he impresses, perhaps he can find his way back into the Arsenal team and extend his deal again. If not, or if the club can’t find a role for him, they can sell him then.