Reiss Nelson has been rewarded for his fine form in the Bundesliga with the Rookie of the Month award for October.
The England under-21 international netted three times and grabbed an assist in three appearances for Hoffenheim during the month and has since added two more goals to take his total tally for the season to six.
As things stand, Kylian Mbappe is the only teenager in Europe’s top five leagues to outscore the Arsenal loanee.
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) November 13, 2018
While he may be banging in the goals for his club, coach Julian Nagelsmann has stressed that the attacker still has much to improve upon. Indeed, the youngster has only been trusted with a start on four occasions so far.
Back home, Unai Emery has confirmed he’s keeping tabs on Nelson’s progress with a view to the player being integrated into his squad next year.
“With Reiss, we are very happy with him at the moment,” the Spaniard said last week. “We follow him every match. We are thinking how he can help us in the future.”