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Arsenal Transfer News: Boss Confirms Deal Is Close, Attacker Set For Late Move

Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann has confirmed the club are closing-in on a deal to sign Arsenal attacker Reiss Nelson on a season-long loan

The Premier League transfer window may be closed but European clubs can still buy from English teams and managers are planning for the future so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip. Today, Reiss Nelson is close to leaving Arsenal on loan…

Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann has confirmed the club are closing-in on a deal to sign Arsenal attacker Reiss Nelson on a season-long loan, according to the Metro.

Nelson has been with Arsenal since joining the clubs youth system as a kid and he’s emerged as one of the most promising young players in British football since breaking in to the first team set-up under Arsene Wenger last season.

The 18-year-old made his full debut in the League Cup in September 2017 and went on to make 16 appearances in all competitions for the senior side while he was also named as the Premier League 2 Player of the Year after scoring 10 goals to lead us to the PL2 title.

The England youth international has just one year remaining on his contract but the Metro claim he’s on the verge of agreeing a new long-term deal that will see him commit his future to the club after Unai Emery identified him as a vital part of his future plans.

However, Nelson is unlikely to be a regular this season so he needs games to aid his development and the report says the winger is set to join Hoffenheim on a season-long loan deal that will see the Bundesliga club pay a £500,000 fee.

Hoffenheim boss Nagelsmann has now confirmed their interest in signing Nelson and says the finishing touches are being put on the deal ahead of Friday’s 6pm transfer deadline in Germany.

Nagelsmann is quoted by the Metro as saying:

‘We’ve taken an interest in Reiss Nelson, I can disclose that. But nothing is set in stone as there are still things to clear up. If it all works out, we’ll have a player with great pace who can do a lot with the ball.’

So it looks as though Nelson is set to sign a new deal with Arsenal over the coming hours before heading to Hoffenheim on loan where he’ll join close friend Jadon Sancho – who plays for Borussia Dortmund – in Germany.

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