Arsenal defender Reiss Nelson has told the London Evening Standard that he is close to signing a new contract at the Emirates Stadium.
The 18-year-old’s current deal with the Gunners will expire next summer, and it has been suggested that Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing him.
Nelson made his full Premier League debut for Arsenal against Southampton at the weekend, and it would be fair to say that there is a lot of excitement surrounding the teenager, who is capable of operating in a number of different positions.
There had been some concern amongst Arsenal fans when it came to the future of Nelson, but the latest news has been well received.
Indeed, a number of the club’s supporters – who were also pleased with the performance of one of the team’s under-fire stars at the weekend – have taken to social media to reveal their delight as the youngster nears a contract extension with the Gunners.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Very happy to hear about Reiss Nelson going to extend his contract. He's one of the best from our youth system and I think he is going to make it really big for Arsenal. The reason I feel that way is he does the basics right and has a good work ethic. Big future.
— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) April 10, 2018
Some fans having nightmares when they hear Arsene Wenger could be a big influence over reiss nelson future.
had several offers but it could be down to words from the great man that may have kept him at the arsenal 💪
By the way. Wenger might still go but still has influence
— saxon71 (@stuafc71) April 10, 2018
Brilliant news! 👍👌
— David Russell (@Gunnadownunda) April 10, 2018
This would be excellent news.
— Norman Stanley (@roonious79) April 10, 2018
Reports suggesting that Reiss Nelson is close to signing a new contract at Arsenal. Really positive news for the future of Arsenal, it's clear he has huge potential and was amid the interest of a lot of big clubs around Europe. #AFC
— Andy Preston (@AndyPreston96) April 10, 2018
Convenient timing. Announce his new contract.
— Dan Critchlow (@afcDW) April 10, 2018
— August Cook (@fearthedeer13) April 10, 2018
Nice timing, Announce it now.
— Amaan (@AMAAN__4) April 10, 2018