Reiss Nelson weighs transfer options amid Premier League interest

  • Reiss Nelson is considering his options
  • Arsenal want £20m plus addons
  • Four Premier League clubs keen on his services
Arsenal forward Reiss Nelson
Arsenal forward Reiss Nelson / Catherine Ivill - AMA/GettyImages

Arsenal academy graduate Reiss Nelson has informed the club of his desire to explore potential summer transfer opportunities, with interest from four Premier League sides reportedly piquing his interest.

The 24-year-old winger, who has made 89 appearances for Arsenal since his first-team debut in 2018, is evaluating his future following a season of limited playtime. Despite his memorable contributions, including a crucial goal in a dramatic 3-2 victory over Bournemouth in March 2023, Nelson saw limited action last season, starting just one Premier League game.

Nelson signed a new contract last July, securing his stay at the club until the summer of 2027, with an option to extend by an additional year. However, Nelson's need for more regular playtime to revive his career has prompted him to consider a move.

Reiss Nelson weighs transfer options amid Premier League interest

Reiss Nelson
Reiss Nelson scored a last minute winner for Arsenal against AFC Bournemouth last seaon in the Premier League / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

Arsenal had previously rejected offers for Nelson in January, focusing on their Premier League title bid and European competition aspirations. With the Gunners finishing two points behind champions Manchester City, their stance on Nelson's future appears to have softened, and they are now open to offers, aiming to raise over £20, from his sale.

According to The Athletic, Premier League clubs West Ham, Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest, and Fulham have expressed interest in signing Nelson, who has also gained experience through loan spells in Germany and the Netherlands.

Arsenal are keen to support manager Mikel Arteta this summer, especially after two consecutive second-place finishes in the Premier League. The Gunners are in search of a new striker following Gabriel Jesus’ underwhelming campaign, though they have missed out on key target Benjamin Sesko.

The club, especially if they let Nelson depart, are expected to target a wide player capable of competing with Bukayo Saka for minutes. Nelson simply hasn't been able to provide stiff enough competition since signing his new deal, and a departure this summer seems to be in the interest of all parties.