Report: Brighton wanted Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah, but transfer never happened
Brighton and Hove Albion were interested in Arsenal ace Eddie Nketiah, according to Sussex Live.
However, a move for the centre-forward never materialised and he ended up staying in north London.
Nketiah was put on the transfer list early in the window.
He was reportedly of interest to a raft of different clubs, including Crystal Palace.
The Eagles were in discussions over a move, but opted to go for Odsonne Edouard after failing to agree on a fee for the Englishman.
Meanwhile, the Gunners tried and failed to extend the ‘extraordinary’ player’s contract, which has less than a year to run.
Nketiah will be able to speak to foreign clubs and sign a pre-contract agreement in January. Meanwhile, he can join any English club on a free transfer next summer.
Nketiah is a sign Arsenal still have not fixed transfer failures
With less than a year left on his contract, you would have assumed Nketiah may be moved on.
But, this is Arsenal were are talking about, a club where proficient transfer business is a myth.
The failure to shift Nketiah is a sign Arsenal and their transfer failures are still very much present.
Their unrealistic demands of £20m show how bad things are.
The ace barely featured under Mikel Arteta last season, making just 17 appearances in the Premier League.
When you consider how much Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette struggled, it speaks volumes.
To then turn around and demand a similar fee to what they got for Joe Willock highlights the glaring issues at the club.