Arsenal versatile midfielder had chance to sign for Bundesliga giants

By | February 28, 2021

Reiss Nelson ended up staying at Arsenal, in spite of growing speculation surrounding a loan transfer during the month’s transfer window.

James Benge of CBS Sports claims that there was interest in the talented Englishman from Valencia, Hoffenheim, Wolfsburg, and Villarreal but it never translated into anything concrete.

This was partly because of Arsenal’s demands for a sizeable loan sum and at least half of Reiss’ wages paid by the loaning club, which seemingly colled interest from abroad.

There were also doubts regarding the benefits of a move to the EFL Championship, which just did not leave Arsenal and their academy graduate with many options to choose from on Monday’s deadline day.

For the north Londoners’ part, they were keen for the player to get playing as they have not written him off as a future first-team player for the club just yet.

In other news, Arsenal could be ready to move for Inter Milan star Achraf Hakimi in the summer.

The defender has reportedly been recommended by the north London side’s scouts since his emergence at Real Madrid.

After a successful loan stint at Borussia Dortmund, the right-back joined Inter last year for £35 million.

However, according to The Athletic, Achraf could be available for just £40 million at the end of the season.

Financial difficulties at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza outfit, emphasised by the COVID-19 pandemic, has led to turmoil inside the Italian side.

Said to be seeking additional investment, Inter missed a payment installment on the star’s move from Madrid and have been forced to reach an agreement on a new deadline in March.

Should the Moroccan ace become available, several English sides would likely be keen on his transfer.