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Arsenal striker linked with Aston Villa move

Arsenal striker linked with Aston Villa move

Eddie Nketiah news

Nketiah to Aston Villa?
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Aston Villa have reportedly been credited with an interest in signing Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah in January.

The Gunners graduate was fancied to leave the club this summer, but a deal could not materialise before the transfer deadline.

Crystal Palace were keen on landing his services, but his reported £60,000-a-week demands put them off in the pursuit.

Nketiah will enter the final six months of his deal in January, and he can sign a pre-contract with a foreign club if he wishes.

However, it appears that the 22-year-old could leave on a cut-price deal this winter as the Gunners may not want to lose him for free.

They were eyeing around £12m for his services this summer, but may have to accept a knockdown price at the turn of the year.

Aston Villa are being linked with his services, but the speculation comes as a surprise with the multiple options in their squad.

Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins are undisputed starters at the moment with Cameron Archer being the occasional substitute.

Archer's deal expires at the end of the season. Any move for Nketiah could probably coincide with the departure of the Villa graduate.