Bayer Leverkusen get in contact with 'extraordinary' Arsenal player - report
Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah faces an uncertain future at the Emirates Stadium.
The 22-year-old, who came through the Gunners ranks, is out of contract in the summer.
Nketiah has reportedly turned down several Arsenal contract extensions this season.
Now, he can sign a pre-contract agreement with a non-English team ahead of a summer move.
Brighton and Crystal Palace are reportedly eyeing Nketiah in the January transfer window.
However, the Daily Mail has now claimed that Bayer Leverkusen are keen on the England Under-21 ace.
They claim the Bundesliga club is discussing a pre-contract agreement with Nketiah.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has previously called Nketiah “extraordinary”, but the player has had very little game time this season.
He has started three games this season – all in the Carabao Cup – and has just 38 Premier League minutes under his belt.
However, Nketiah has shown his quality when called upon, scoring five goals in three Carabao Cup games.
This included a hat-trick against Sunderland in the quarter-finals.
Pat Nevin, speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live at full time, loved what he saw from the Arsenal forward.
“Nketiah is an utterly natural goalscorer and that’s possibly the best thing you can say about a striker,” he said (21/12, 21:52).
“He seems to slow things down in front of goal.
“It’s hard to do against Premier League opposition, but he’s definitely got a chance to do it.”
Last summer, Arsenal reportedly valued the striker at £20million (The Athletic).
But now, the Gunners could lose him for a lot less – or maybe for nothing.
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