The Lowdown: Nketiah out of contract
It has been an impressive spell for Nketiah, who has been described as an ‘extraordinary’ player in the past by his manager Mikel Arteta, having risen through the youth ranks at the Emirates Stadium.
The youngster is out of contract at the end of the season, though, and there is no guarantee that he will stay at Arsenal.
The Latest: Liverpool linked with Nketiah move
Taking to Twitter on Friday night in sharing a corresponding article from 90min, Cudworth claimed that Liverpool are eyeing up a move for Nketiah, although they aren’t alone in expressing an interest.
The reporter tweeted:
“It’s increasingly unlikely Eddie Nketiah will stay at Arsenal – #WHUFC, #NUFC, #EFC and #CPFC all chasing. Liverpool and Chelsea also monitoring situation – 22 y/o could provide attractive squad depth option.”
The Verdict: Is he good enough?
While Nketiah deserves undoubted praise for his recent form – he is also England under-21s’ all-time record goalscorer – Liverpool would still be a notable step up from Arsenal these days in terms of expectations and quality.
For that reason, it wouldn’t make much sense for the Reds to sign him, even on a free transfer, with a higher calibre of player required to keep them at the very top.
At 22, there is every chance that Nketiah could forge an excellent career for himself, but he hasn’t done enough at senior level to warrant joining Liverpool. Indeed, he arguably isn’t as exciting as Anfield youngster Kaide Gordon, whose path he could potentially block if he were to replicate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s move from north London to Merseyside.
In other news, a Liverpool exit rumour has emerged regarding one player. Find out who it is here
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