Eddie Nketiah is staying at Arsenal and he’s now set to sign a five-year deal with the club, according to a report.
Fabrizio Romano writes that Eddie Nketiah’s new five-year deal to 2027 is now set to be signed, with Arsenal keen to keep him at all costs.
Romano adds that though Crystal Palace, West Ham United, and two Bundesliga clubs were among those to approach Nketiah over a transfer, he’s now staying with the Gunners instead.
Arsenal have reportedly offered Nketiah a deal worth £100k-a-week, with a £5m signing-on bonus spread over the course of the deal. The same report suggested Nketiah is keen to stay after his recent run in the team.
Mikel Arteta’s team were making their last attempt to keep Eddie Nketiah at the club, with the striker having rejected all previous offers to stay.
Arsenal’s previous attempt to sign Nketiah up to a new deal was back in December, but he turned it down almost immediately.
Reports at the time suggested that had nothing to do with the finances involved, Nketiah just wasn’t happy with the first-team opportunities he was getting.
Though it took until April 16th for Nketiah to get his first Premier League start of the season, he then remained in the lineup for the rest of the campaign.
The 22-year-old scored five goals in his final seven games, bringing him into double figures in all competitions. His other five goals came in the League Cup, finishing the campaign as the competition’s top scorer.
In all, Nketiah provided 11 goal contributions in 1,284 minutes, or one every 117 minutes.