West Ham United are ready to cash in on Eddie Nketiah’s contract status at Arsenal by looking to sign him on a free transfer in the summer, according to The Guardian. daily mail.
Nketiah has recently emerged as an important player in Arsenal’s quest to finish in the top four in the Premier League. The 22-year-old, who now appears to be ahead of Alexandre Lacazette in the standings, has scored four goals in his last four league matches.
However, there are serious doubts about the future of Points at the Emirates Stadium. The England Under-21 international’s contract with Arsenal expires at the end of the season and he could leave on a free transfer in the summer.
According to the aforementioned source, raster representatives have had two rounds of talks with Arsenal about a new deal. It is also said that another meeting between the two parties is in the pipeline.
Meanwhile, a point contract at the Emirates Stadium has put other clubs on alert. West Ham are among the parties interested in acquiring the striker’s services in a free transfer deal, according to the report.
The Hammers are in “top position” to sign a point-and-shoot on a free transfer from Arsenal, according to the aforementioned source. It remains to be seen if they can convince the player to move to the London Stadium in the summer.
David Moyes is said to be keen to bolster his front line ahead of the 2022-23 season. Aside from Nketia, Aston Villa striker Ole Watkins is also said to be under study at the London club.
Arsenal tend to ramp up their attacking options in the summer
Arsenal allowed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to join Barcelona in the winter transfer window. Lacazette, whose contract expires in the summer, is also expected to leave the club at the end of the season.
Thus, Mikel Arteta’s team is expected to sign a new striker before the 2022-23 season. They were credited with having a group of goalscorers ahead of the summer transfer window.
Arsenal are keen on Benfica striker Darwin Nunez, who is also a West Ham target, according to the aforementioned source. Arsenal have also been tracking Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin for over a year.
Although they are associated with many strikers, their transfer plans could depend on whether or not they secure Champions League football. The team is currently ranked fourth in the English Premier League and is four points behind Tottenham Hotspur, which is fifth.