Arsenal striker Nketiah ready for pre-contract talks with foreign clubs

3 weeks ago

Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah is ready for pre-contract talks with foreign teams as his deal runs down.

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The Sun says the home-grown forward will be looking for a bumper payday — probably in Germany.

Crystal Palace were the only domestic club keen on Nketiah, 22, but the deal collapsed and the Eagles took Celtic's Odsonne Edouard instead.

Nketiah could collect wages of £60,000 a week plus signing-on cash if there is no transfer fee to be paid for him.

That will mean Arsenal missing out on a fortune on a player they wanted £20million for originally but were willing to take about £12m at the end of the market.

Arsenal also wanted a sell-on fee or a buy-back option, which put off potential suitors. And with his wages on top, it made the move too much for any domestic takers.

Now Nketiah can sign an overseas pre-contract in a matter of weeks — leaving the Gunners with another transfer setback.

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