Watford ‘targets summer move for Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah’ after immediate return to Premier League … and Gunners ‘are ready to sell for £ 15m’ with England U21 ace without a contract in 2022
- The 22-year-old scored six goals in 29 appearances for Arsenal last season
- Eddie Nketiah has been struggling for minutes under Gunners boss Mikel Arteta
- Arteta admitted that the England under-21 striker deserves more opportunities
Watford is reportedly considering a move for Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah as the Hornets prepare for their return to the top flight.
Nketiah’s current deal with the Emirates expires next summer and the Gunners are ready to sell instead of him leaving on a free transfer next year.
According to The mirror The 22-year-old’s contractual situation has encouraged the club to secure his signature, including Watford.
Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah has been linked with move to newly promoted Watford
The Hornets are preparing for their return to the Premier League after winning promotion last season
Nketiah has climbed through the ranks of Arsenal’s academy but has fallen in the pecking order under Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.
The north London club reportedly would like to have around £ 15m if they sold it this summer.
He made 29 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal last season, scoring six goals.
Watford can offer Nketiah more opportunities in the first team and remain hopeful that they can make a deal for the England under-21 star.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta admitted that Nketiah deserves more minutes on the field
When asked about Nketiah’s lack of playing time in March, Arteta admitted that he was sorry he couldn’t give the academy graduate more opportunities.
“It also hurts because of how Eddie behaves and trains every day and because he is a player from our academy, but he gets his chance,” he said.
‘He has to be patient and he shows no signs of lack of attitude or anything like that, it’s quite the opposite.
“He’s a pleasure to work with and he deserves minutes and if he doesn’t get it it’s just my fault.”