Arsenal would probably be open to selling Eddie Nketiah during the summer transfer window if they receive a good offer, as per journalist Ryan Taylor.
The impending arrival of Kai Havertz has left the Gunners striker feeling unsettled and that has put a string of several Premier League clubs, including West Ham, Crystal Palace, and Fulham on alert according to The Sun.
Despite signing a new five-year contract last year, Nketiah’s first-team chances have become uncertain with Gabriel Jesus preferred as the first choice, the addition of Havertz and the return of Folarin Balogun, who had an impressive loan spell at Ligue1 side, Reims.
Nketiah showcased his value to Arsenal in the previous season when he stepped in for the injured Gabriel Jesus and scored 9 goals across all competitions, including a notable brace against Manchester United.
“I’ve seen quite a few reports stating that Nketiah could leave this summer,” said the Daily Express journalist to GiveMeSport.
“I think Arsenal probably would be open to selling him if they received a sizeable proposal, in which case it probably would offer Balogun the chance to stay.”
Eddie Nketiah: Should Arsenal Keep or Sell?
Nketiah has proven himself as a reliable asset for the Gunners in the premier league. The Ghanaian scored 4 goals in the league last season while deputizing for the injured Gabriel Jesus.
Despite frequently serving as a super sub, the 24-year-old remains unfazed by his role and could be a valuable asset as a squad player if he’s retained by the North Londoners.
Keeping Nketiah could provide Arteta with more technical and tactical options. Havertz’s versatility could allow both attackers to feature in different roles for the team.
The future of Nketiah at the Emirates Stadium hinges on Balogun joining the first team setup or if Arsenal will choose to cash in on the striker to provide Nketiah with more playing time.
The Hammers will be looking to sign a new striker this summer. Gianluca Scamacca has flopped badly after his big-money move last season and he will probably move to Italy again.
Michail Antonio is fast approaching the twilight of his career and he shouldn’t be relied at the first-choice option. Nketiah is not only skillful but experienced and should thrive under David Moyes at West Ham if they make the move.