According to RMC, Jeff Reine-Adelaide is on the verge of a permanent move to French side Angers.
After a torrid run of injuries at Arsenal (how often have we written that line over the years?) the Jeff enjoyed a fruitful loan spell at the Ligue 1 club last season, playing 10 times.
It appears Unai Emery has decided he’s surplus to requirements at Arsenal and Angers have decided that the price is right to make their move. Good on them.
Breaking | Angers closing to sealing the permanent transfer of Arsenal winger Jeff-Reine Adelaide, according to RMC. More follows.
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) July 25, 2018
At 20-years-old he still has time on his side to deliver on the potential that got so many Arsenal fans, us included, excited about his talent. He was recently nominated for the 2018 edition of the Golden Boy award.
Jeff joined the Gunners from Lens in 2015 and was almost immediately thrust into Emirates Cup action by Arsene Wenger. He wowed the crowds, the (ex) boss and his fellow squad members with a couple of impressive cameos and it looked as though we had a star in the making.
Alas, as is so often the case, it hasn’t turned out that way. When handed game time in the League Cup and FA Cup, he struggled for consistency and when it looked like he might get more opportunities, the aforementioned injury problems got in the way. He only has eight first team appearances to his name.
Despite scoring against Boreham Wood, we sensed the writing might be on the wall when he wasn’t included in the squad for the matches in Singapore. There’s no official confirmation of a move just yet, but it sounds imminent.
We’ll be sad to see him go. What’s the French for ‘Don’t Look Back in Angers’?