Charles Watts says he expects no hiccups in Reiss Nelson signing a new contract at Arsenal despite previous interest from Aston Villa.
The 23-year-old is a back-up player under Mikel Arteta, but Watts added that ‘the signs are that this is going to be a done deal’, as he told Inside Arsenal.
Reiss Nelson has come through the Hale-End academy and his current Arsenal contract expires in June.
The ball-carrying speedster is best remembered for his stoppage-time winner against Bournemouth this season, which got his fans really believing that they were going to become champions of England.
It perhaps goes down as one of Arsenal’s best and hardest-fought wins this season because of how it came about.
Nonetheless, whilst Arsenal transfer expert Watts expects Nelson to sign on the dotted line from what he is hearing from within the club, he did warn that there is still always that small chance of ‘another club’ swooping in.
“Reiss Nelson, we are still waiting for this contract to be signed,” said Watts. “The signs are that this is going to be a done deal with Reiss Nelson and his contract, after rejecting a few previous offers.
“People that I am speaking to at Arsenal, they think this is now going to happen. Until it’s signed and done. You never know. Something can change.
“Another club could come in and wave a big contract under his nose. He could decide to go elsewhere.”
IS NELSON GOOD ENOUGH TO BE THE FIRST CHOICE?
It’s understandable that Nelson wants to fight for his place and be part of an Arsenal side that is the closest it has ever been to winning the title.
But he can’t do it just being a back-up or coming off the bench now and again.
He needs those regular starts, and if he does sign this new deal, then in the long run, he better hope that it doesn’t upset his progression.
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