Arsenal forward changing his agent may derail potential deal

Bristol City manager unsure of Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah’s loan move after the striker changes agent.

The Arsenal forward has just returned from a loan spell with Leeds after he failed to play as many games as Arsenal would have wanted.

He is, however, not part of the first-team plans at the Emirates and Arsenal have told him that he can go out on loan again this month.

Bristol City was one of the teams who wanted to sign him on loan last summer, but Leeds beat them to his signature and they are back in the mix again.

However, Nketiah has just changed his agent and the move to City is now more complicated than it originally was.

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson is no longer confident of getting the attacker in his team this month as he knows his new agent may be working to get him another team.

The City boss said in a press conference: “I think he might have changed agent. Things like that can complicate it.

“Things like that can complicate any move.

“But it happens a lot. It’s not something that’s out of the ordinary though.”

Nketiah is a hot prospect for sure and it is imperative that he gets game time to further his development. Bristol City does seem very keen on the youngster and that keenness leads me to believe he will get significant game time if he joins them until the end of the season.

Hopefully, his agent will act in the best interests and not just lining his own pocket.


  1. Reggie says:

    He is young talented and still got time to become a top striker. He needs to play football, wherever that is these next 4 months.

  2. Innit says:

    My gut feeling is that I don’t believe he has what it takes to become a first team player for Arsenal if he can’t cut it at Leeds.

    He’s still young so I will give him more time. Maybe he will surprise us

  3. gotanidea says:

    I hope Nketiah wouldn’t end up like Benik Afobe and Chuba Akpom

    Lucas Perez failed in EPL, but he is still good for La Liga. So maybe Nketiah could grow better in another league, like Gnabry and Sancho in Bundesliga

    1. I agree with you, he has a lot to learn from elsewhere. Martineli is next in line.

      I hear Barcelona is likely to be in the market for a new sticker this January. I hope Nketia is not praying and fasting for either Auba or Laca to leave for Barcelona. Am scared because God might just answer his prayer.

  4. Gunnerphilic says:

    He’s not good enough for Arsenal? Hmmmm. You must be looking at something other than ALL the coaches are seeing. Thank heavens you’re not the one in charge.

    That boy may be another one that got away if we’re not careful. Another Serge Gnabry situation situation loading…

  5. DDK3 says:

    Bielik barely kicked a ball for us, was injury prone and went for about 10m. So if Eddie isn’t going to work out then we should at least try and get a decent return.

    With all these loans happening I cannot imagine that he would want to sign a new contract. Maybe Mikel wants him to get more game time so that he can make a call on him.

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