Arsenal transfer news: Reiss Nelson ‘set to join Hoffenheim’ before the transfer window shuts

28 Aug

Arsenal starlet Reiss Nelson is set to join Hoffenheim, according to Goal.com.

The Gunners winger, 18, would have been out of contract next summer and a new contract has stalled.

Reiss Nelson in action for Arsenal during pre-season.

It was thought the youngster was set to sign a five-year deal but now it seems the youngster will, like many others in his age group, head to Germany in search of first-team football.

Last season was a breakout campaign for Nelson, who made 16 appearances for the club, including eight in the Europa League as the Arsenal made the semi-finals.

Back in April it appeared a deal was set to be tied up for his services, with Nelson saying: “It is a big achievement to sign for a big club like Arsenal so I’m just delighted with the contract and hopeful can sign it soon. I did set one target – to make my first-team debut. I have done that, I have had 15 appearances.

“A Premier League start was on the cards but I think I need to score, that is the only one I haven’t achieved, so fingers crossed I can get a cheeky goal before the end of the season.”

Reiss Nelson in Europa League action for Arsenal last season.

Potential new club Hoffenheim have been attempting to replace former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry this summer and signed both Leandro Bittencourt and Vincenzo Grifo, but Nelson’s arrival could prove move fruitful going forward.