Feyenoord are in talks with Arsenal over Reiss Nelson remaining with the club for next season, hoping to utilise their connection to Albert Stuivenberg.
Dutch outlet De Telegraaf report that Feyenoord are in talks over an extended stay for Reiss Nelson, following the Arsenal’s winger’s loan to the Eredivisie this season.
Feyenoord have connections at Arsenal through Albert Stuivenberg, the assistant manager for the Gunners. Stuivenberg played for the Feyenoord youth teams in his playing days, before going on to work with the club as a coach.
The issue with Nelson remains his contract length. His current deal expires in 2023, so it’s not really an option to loan him out again unless he extends first.
But it wouldn’t be the first time Nelson extended his deal before going on loan, so perhaps it’s an option he’ll consider again.
Arsenal have reportedly indicated that they believe Nelson has developed promisingly this season, so the suggestion is that they’re initially planning to take him back and assess him this summer.
Fabrizio Romano claims Nelson will soon hold talks with Mikel Arteta over his Arsenal future.
Nelson’s loan to Feyenoord this season wasn’t entirely positive, but it certainly trended in the right direction.
The 22-year-old 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.
After that, he broke into the lineup. He made 14 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 that would be great for Nelson and Feyenoord, and it would boost his transfer value for Arsenal should they choose to sell. But that only works if he extends his deal first.