Reiss Nelson will hold talks over his Arsenal future soon, according to a report, before making a decision on his next steps.
Feyenoord want to take the winger on loan for another season, but they can’t afford a permanent move. Back in England, there’s interest in a permanent deal for the 22-year-old.
As for Nelson, his priority is to find out what Arsenal have planned for him.
1908.nl report that Feyenoord have recently made a proposal to re-sign Nelson for at least one more year, but Arsenal have also expressed confidence in him. The Dutch outlet suggest Nelson will only make a decision at the end of the season.
Nelson only has a contract with Arsenal until 2023, so moving on another loan without extending his deal would mean giving him up on a free transfer after that.
But it wouldn’t be the first time Nelson had extended his Arsenal contract at the same time as agreeing a loan, as that’s exactly what he did last year.
The reason Arsenal might be open to another year for Nelson at Feyenoord is the trajectory of his loan spell this season.
Nelson had only made four starts in all competitions for Feyenoord by March 1st, scoring one goal and providing one assist across all his appearances to that point.
Since then, he’s broken into the lineup. He’s made 13 starts, scored three goals and assisted six, including an assist to help Feyenoord win their Europa Conference League semi-final 3-2 on aggregate.
Another year like the last few months would do a lot for Nelson’s value – whether that’s value to Arsenal as a member of the team or transfer value.
So if he’s willing to extend his deal, that could be a good option. If not, a permanent sale makes more sense.