Report: Arsenal set asking prices for Nketiah and Maitland-Niles
Arsenal want £20 million for both Eddie Nketiah and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, with The Sun reporting that those asking prices could cost the pair moves away from the Emirates this summer.
Neither Nketiah or Maitland-Niles has managed to establish themselves in Mikel Arteta’s plans this season.
Maitland-Niles, of course, left the club on loan in the January transfer window. Nketiah meanwhile, has only made four starts in the Premier League this term.
And it now appears that the pair could be given the green light to leave in the summer.
The Sun reports that both players have Premier League admirers. However, it seems that Arsenal may be putting potential suitors off making a move.
According to The Sun, the Gunners want £20 million for either player. And it is hinted that those figures have surprised the interested clubs.
TBR View: Potentially risky, but either player could be an inspired signing for £20m
It is a surprise to hear that clubs may have been put off by an asking price of £20 million. Maitland-Niles has been impressive for much of his spell at the Hawthorns.
He is also a player who can play in a number of positions.
Nketiah – who earns £45,000-a-week, according to Spotrac – has perhaps not kicked on as many may have expected. But he is yet to reach double figures for league starts in a single season in his career.
And he has proved that he can be lethal in front of goal. So if Arsenal are prepared to sell, it should come as little surprise if someone is willing to make the Gunners a significant offer.
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