According to a report in Holland (relayed by Sport Witness), Feyenoord could turn their attention to signing Reiss Nelson on loan after a move for Manchester United’s Amad Diallo collapsed.
The Dutch giants were due to recruit the 19-year-old Ivorian, who joined the Red Devils in January, but he suffered an injury in training that means they have to look elsewhere.
Seemingly in the market for a tricky winger, it appears they’ve been alerted to the availability of Nelson who spent most of last season out of favour at the Emirates.
𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐌𝐄𝐔𝐑 🏴 • #Feyenoord schakelt na het mislopen van de geblesseerde Amad Diallo door op een nieuwe naam. Reiss Nelson (21) van Arsenal moet de nieuwe winger worden, zo melden Engelse bronnen aan FTM. Oriënterende fase – er is nog nog 49 uur voor een eventueel akkoord.🎖
— Feyenoord Transfermarkt (@FeyenoordTM) August 29, 2021
Nelson was linked with Crystal Palace, Brighton and Brentford earlier in the summer with Arsenal keen for him to sign a value-protecting new deal before sanctioning a loan move. Given the transfer window closes on Tuesday, things are going to have to move very quickly.
The England under-21 international spent a year with Hoffenheim in 2019/20 so testing himself abroad wouldn’t be new ground. Given what’s going on at Arsenal right now, being separated by a stretch of water might not be a bad thing.