Blow for Crystal Palace as Euro club set to sign Arsenal winger – report – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Arsenal winger Reiss Nelson is set to join Dutch club Feyenoord on a season-long loan, according to reports from football.london.
The winger is currently out of favour under Mikel Arteta, and he is all set to leave the club.
The Dutch outfit were initially keen to sign Manchester United’s Amad Diallo, but after the move collapsed, they have moved quickly to sign Nelson.
Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth has claimed that Nelson will sign a one-year contract extension before joining Feyenoord.
Arsenal forward Reiss Nelson to sign one year contract extension (to 2023) before joining Feyenoord on season long loan. Feyenoord moving quickly after pulling out of Amad Diallo deal. @ChrisWheatley_ #AFC #Feyenoord #ReissNelson
— Dharmesh Sheth (@skysports_sheth) August 30, 2021
Transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, has also provided an update on the situation.
He claims that Feyenoord are in “advanced talks” to sign Nelson on loan, and that “talks ongoing” at the moment.
…but Nelson has to extend his contract with Arsenal before leaving on loan. Talks ongoing.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 30, 2021
Nelson is way down the pecking order at Arsenal is seems unlikely that he will come in contention in Arteta’s plans anytime soon.
The youngster enjoyed a successful loan spell with Hoffenheim in 2018/19. He went on to make 22 appearances for the Gunners during the next campaign, netting three goals.
The news will come as a blow for Crystal Palace.
Earlier this month, The Sun claimed that the Eagles were looking to sign him on a loan deal. However, it seems they didn’t come up with an official bid.
Nelson was once regarded as the next big thing, but he has seen the likes of Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka becoming regular starters at the club. A move away looks like a sensible decision.
Palace, meanwhile, are desperate to sign Eddie Nketiah from Arsenal, and they have also made a bid for Odsonne Edouard as well.