Feyenoord are ‘considering’ extending Reiss Nelson’s stay at the club from Arsenal after he finally started to impress.
That’s according to Feyenoord Transfermarkt, who say the Dutch side could look to take advantage of the player’s contract expiring next summer.
Nelson joined Feyenoord on loan in the summer transfer window when it was made clear he was not a part of Mikel Arteta’s plans at Arsenal this season.
He’s had something of a difficult campaign, making 22 appearances in all competitions but largely as a substitute with just 857 minutes to his name so far.
Numerous reports from the Netherlands have covered his struggles during the loan spell, with Feyenoord boss Arne Slot courting controversy earlier this season when he suggested Nelson had arrived from Arsenal unfit.
It seems, though, that those in charge at De Kuip are growing impressed with Nelson and are ‘considering a longer stay’ for him at the club.
He’s apparently been ‘making good impressions’ in recent weeks, and the club are now considering extending his deal.
Whether they can do so will depend on Arsenal’s willingness to do so, which may be difficult given Nelson’s contract expires next year. FM Transfermarkt reference that fact but don’t suggest what part it will play.
In reality, it means Arsenal are unlikely to sanction another loan deal as they’d lose Nelson on a free next year when the loan comes to an end.
They’d either need to get Nelson to sign a new deal to approve another loan or perhaps do a loan deal with an obligation to buy in 2023. That, or a permanent transfer this summer, but there’s no indication Feyenoord want that.
They’re apparently growing fonder of Nelson, though, so this is one to keep an eye on moving forwards.
— Feyenoord Transfermarkt (@FeyenoordTM) March 30, 2022