Arsenal set to sell winger this summer


Feyenoord’s Reiss Nelson (L) battles for the ball with Marseille’s Matteo Guendouzi during the UEFA Europa Conference League semi-final second leg match between Olympique de Marseille (OM) and Feyenoord Rotterdam, at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, May 5, 2022 (Photo by CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP via Getty Images)

Goal report that Feyenoord are keen to land Reiss Nelson this summer, but Arsenal’s preference is to sell the winger given he is in the final year of his contract.

This may not be suitable for Feyenoord. Technical director Frank Arnesen previously suggested keeping Nelson was not an easy proposition given Arsenal were unlikely to loan him out again.

“In a final year of contract, they don’t loan any more players,” Arnesen said. “Keeping Nelson is almost impossible for us.”

fabrice romano also reported in May that Feyenoord wanted another loan and could not afford a permanent move.

Back then, Romano claimed that Nelson would soon speak with Mikel Arteta about his future at Arsenal. But if those talks did indeed take place, it appears the result was to put it up for sale.

Romano claimed in May that English clubs were interested, so perhaps they will make a move over the summer.

MARSEILLE, FRANCE: Reiss Nelson of Feyenoord celebrates after winning the UEFA Conference League Semi-Final Second Round match between Olympique de Marseille and Feyenoord at Stade Velodrome on May 05, 2022. (Photo by Chris Ricco/Getty Pictures)
MARSEILLE, FRANCE: Reiss Nelson of Feyenoord celebrates after winning the UEFA Conference League Semi-Final Second Round match between Olympique de Marseille and Feyenoord at Stade Velodrome on May 05, 2022. (Photo by Chris Ricco/Getty Pictures)

Nelson’s loan spell at Feyenoord this season hasn’t been exclusively positive, but it has certainly moved in the right direction.

The 22-year-old had made just four starts in all competitions for Feyenoord as of March 1, scoring one goal and providing one assist in all his appearances up to that point.

After that, he broke into the composition. 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.

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