Arsenal have offered Brooke Norton-Cuffy a new contract and the player is expected to accept it, according to a report.

Brooke Norton-Cuffy celebrating his goal for Lincoln City (Photo via Norton-Cuffy on Instagram)
Brooke Norton-Cuffy celebrating his goal for Lincoln City (Photo via Norton-Cuffy on Instagram)

David Ornstein reports that Arsenal have offered Brooke Norton-Cuffy a new long-term contract, extending his stay with the club beyond his current deal to 2023.

Norton-Cuffy is currently on his first professional deal, which carries with it a limit on contract length. But he’s now 18 and eligible for a longer-term extension.

Ornstein adds that Norton-Cuffy has caught the eye of Premier League suitors and other clubs in major European divisions, but he’s expected to accept the Arsenal offer.

The right-back is currently on loan with Lincoln City, and despite a harsh red card this weekend (which may still be overturned), Norton-Cuffy’s first spell in senior football is going excellently.

Many of Arsenal’s younger loanees take a while to adapt during their first loans, but Norton-Cuffy leapt straight into Lincoln’s starting lineup last month and he’s earned plenty of praise since.

Brooke Norton-Cuffy with Lincoln City (Photo via Lincoln City on Twitter)
Brooke Norton-Cuffy with Lincoln City (Photo via Lincoln City on Twitter)

Other than simply being a strong talent that Arsenal would want to hold onto, the England u18 international is also a potential long-term solution to Arsenal’s right-back problems.

Takehiro Tomiyasu has made a great start in North London, but he’s struggling with injury problems.

Cedric Soares has done well enough filling in, but his future seems a bit uncertain once Tomiyasu returns and takes his place. Hector Bellerin and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are expected to leave this summer.

Norton-Cuffy would probably be more willing to play a backup role in a season or two, before eventually competing for a starting spot. That could save Arsenal a lot of money in the meantime.

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