English footballer Edward Keddar Nketiah (born 30 May 1999) plays forward for Premier League team Arsenal. Chelsea and Arsenal academy product Nketiah spent the 2019–20 season on loan at Leeds United, where he helped the club win the Championship.
Eddie Nketiah Contract
Eddie Nketiah has had a strange few months at Arsenal. The 23-year-old supplanted Alexandre Lacazette relatively easily after impressing Mikel Arteta against Chelsea (which he did with two well-taken goals) on his way out of the Emirates exit door.
The 23-year-contract old’s was about to expire, and many assumed he’d start looking for a new job. However, he has changed his mind about rejecting the club’s earlier demands after getting more playing time in the latter part of the season and doing well.
During the 2017-18 season, Nketiah scored 10 goals in all competitions for Arsenal. In the league, he scored five times in as many games during a brilliant stretch in which he led the line expertly as Arsenal lost out on Champions League football. Perhaps the 23-year-old striker had finally turned the corner and was ready to lead the line for the team after five goals in his last seven outings.
It’s still early in Nketiah’s career, but he has a bright future ahead of him at Arsenal, especially because they will be participating in the Europa League.
There is little doubt that the Gunners’ decision to extend the contract of Nketiah is a good one, despite some disputing the claimed wage increase. Nketiah has agreed to a new long-term deal at £ 100,000 a week, according to the Express. That would rank him alongside Bernd Leno and Granit Xhaka as the sixth-highest-earning player at Bayern Munich.
The Extension of Eddie Nketiah’s Contract Will Be Revealed in The Coming Days:
So, why hasn’t the team revealed his new contract? One may have expected that things would move fast once the terms and duration of the transaction were agreed upon. The problem is, that hasn’t happened.
As a result of Ryan Taylor’s interview with GiveMeSport, Nketiah’s new contract is expected to be disclosed in the following days.
As soon as the news broke that Arsenal was still intending to announce his contract, Taylor confirmed that he had confirmed it with a reliable source.
It is safe to say that Nketiah will be staying. However, Arsenal is waiting, and they have the last say on when they want to make the announcement.”
According to a report in the Evening Standard, Arsenal and Eddie Nketiah have agreed on the terms of a new contract. Previous reports stated he had signed an additional five-year contract, and according to the Standard, Nketiah would have remained at Arsenal for ten years if he were to see out his contract. Emmanuel Nketiah made his Arsenal debut in the 2017-18 season.
Negotiations to extend Nketiah’s contract have been confirmed by Arsenal, who said it was due to expire at the end of the month. As Lacazette was out with COVID-19, Nketiah took his place in Arsenal’s starting line-up for the final eight games of the season. He kept his spot after scoring twice in his second start against Chelsea and finished the season with five goals, however, three of those goals came in just three games.
The fact that the agreement will be disclosed soon is welcome news. With the signing of Marquinhos and the imminent confirmation of Nketiah’s contract, it is hoped that Arsenal’s other transfer business will be completed sooner rather than later.
Marseille is said to be interested in a loan deal for Arsenal forward Alexis Tavares. However, there is no denying that Eddie Nketiah is deserving of a new deal and will be a valuable member of the team next season.
Nketiah is eligible to play for the national teams of both England and Ghana at the international level. Nketiah Against Saudi Arabia U19 on March 22, 2017, Nketiah made his England debut at the U18 level. A 58th-minute strike by him gave England a 2–0 victory. Nketiah followed it up with a hat trick in England’s 4–0 rout of Qatar U19.
Against the Faroe Islands in a UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification in November 2017, Nketiah scored four goals for England’s under-19 side. Nketia was one of a number of players dropped from the tournament by their club.
Aidy Boothroyd called Nketiah up to the England U21 team for the Toulon Tournament on May 18, 2018. Versus Scotland in the semi-final, Nketiah scored twice and set up Kieran Dowell for the winning goal in the final against Mexico.
After reportedly declining a call-up to the senior team by Ghana manager James Kwesi Appiah, Nketiah chose to play for England instead of in January of 2019.
Nketiah made his England U21s debut as captain in September of the following year and scored a hat-trick in a 6–0 win over Kosovo U21s.
Ghana reportedly contacted Nketiah’s family and spoke with his parents again in August 2020 in an attempt to encourage him to transfer allegiance to Ghana.
When asked about the experience of playing for England in the future, Nketiah said he was “grateful.”
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