Eddie Nketiah 'increasingly likely' to leave Arsenal amid West Ham United interest
Eddie Nketiah is ‘increasingly likely’ to leave Arsenal when his contract expires this summer, but West Ham face competition from Liverpool and Chelsea now too.
Nketiah is expected to leave the Emirates Stadium, despite becoming a more regular member of the starting line-up in recent weeks with Arsenal keen to convince to sign fresh terms at the club.
But according to a fresh report from 90min, he is now being tracked by Chelsea and Liverpool as well as West Ham for a move this summer on a free transfer to boost their squad depth in attack.
David Moyes is said to be keen on the England Under-21 record goalscorer on a free transfer, with the club keen to provide competition for Michail Antonio and Jarrod Bowen in the attacking areas of their squad.
But with Champions League clubs reportedly showing an interest they could find it difficult to convince him to pick them ahead of others, unless the guarantee of regular first-team football is enough to lure him to the other side of London.
Nketiah has shown when playing for the England Under-21’s and for Arsenal in recent weeks that he knows exactly how to find the back of the net when he plays.
The problem he has had is getting regular minutes in the Premier League behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, so it’s no shock he is looking to leave now.
At West Ham he would almost certainly get more regular football than he does at Arsenal currently and he would be able to push Antonio especially for a starting place eventually.
He has all the attributes the Hammers are looking for in an attacker too. He’s young, but has plenty of experience playing at a high level and is coachable which is something the manager always wants.
If a deal is there to be done then the club could do much worse than get it over the line and put their budget towards other areas of the squad.
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