Reiss Nelson provided a heroic moment for Arsenal on Saturday afternoon when he slammed home a last-gasp winner for the Gunners – but the race is hotting up to land him on a free transfer, and Leeds United have got to be in the mix.
Nelson, 23, came off the bench for just his third Premier League appearance on Saturday. With Arsenal coming from two goals down to draw level – Nelson laying on an assist for Ben White – the winger than proved he is both-footed.
A gorgeous left-footed strike flew past Neto, sending the Emirates into raptures. A glorious moment in what will be a frustrating season and probably, Nelson’s last, at Arsenal. 90Min report that Arsenal are trying to extend his contract.
But if Nelson has any sense, he knows he needs to leave his boyhood club. Just eight outings this season, five of which have come off the bench – means Nelson needs a move. Arsenal are going to strengthen come the summer window.
The report from 90Min states that six English clubs are keen. West Ham, Southampton, Burnley, Everton, Brentford and Palace all want Nelson. His contract ends in June. But, why would Leeds not throw their name into the hat for Nelson?
Reiss Nelson race is hotting up and Leeds have got to be in the mix
So, Nelson could leave Arsenal this summer. He might want to stay, but if he is to further his career, the winger needs to go. A player that can play on both flank, as a no.10 and incredibly deadly from set-pieces. A gem, yet to be polished.
Jack Harrison’s form and future is under the microscope. Almost joining Leicester on deadline day, his form has since dwindled and a new contract is still up in the air. Brenden Aaronson has been hot and cold. On a free, Nelson is ideal.
A no-brainer. Staying in the Premier League is key if Leeds were to join the race for Nelson – but he fits the blueprint. Technically superb, between 20 and 25, and versatile. Leeds have surely got to throw their hat into the ring for Nelson.