“A door is always open in life” Nice open to keeping Saliba beyond this season

Nice has opened the door for William Saliba to stay with them permanently after he joined them on loan this month.

The Frenchman had spent the first half of the season at Arsenal, but he wasn’t considered ready for action by the Mikel Arteta.

He is now in a team where he will see some football before this campaign ends, but there is also concern that he might not have a future at the Emirates.

The Gunners will be watching him closely during this loan stint, but they won’t be the only team and it seems that Nice might attempt to keep him with them beyond this season.

Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere was speaking about keeping him at his side beyond the current campaign and claimed that he needs to be allowed to enjoy playing the game again.

He then admitted that the door to keep him beyond this season is open, but that talk should only start at the end of his initial loan spell.

The Metro report Rivere as saying: “Let’s let him rediscover enjoying being on the pitch, playing.

“At the end of the 6 months, we’ll see – today he’s owned by a club called Arsenal. Everyone in June will come together and decide. 

“A door is always open in life. When you have a situation where parties can talk, the doors are open. We are not there yet.”

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5 Comments

  1. Declan says:

    He was man of the match yesterday.

  2. Goonerbeall says:

    Its Arteta using Saliba to correct his mistakes. We have 5 Brazilians and only 2 are there by merit. Luiz, Mari and Willian are there via Edu manipulation and Saliba was sacrificed to solve that problem. I blame Arteta for his lack of bottle.

  3. Durand says:

    Sad to see a talented player get chances elsewhere. Faulty evaluation based on no chances with the 1st team. In Europa or PL.

    How Willock, Nketiah, and especially Willian can get minutes baffles science. Between Ozil and Willian, club spends half a million a week in wages and gets nothing. Absolutely shocking. This would sink lesser clubs, and is slowly bleeding us.

    Willian isn’t scoring goals or assists, but can’t he at least defend to earn his wages. He’s worst and most expensive waste of money I’ve seen at the club in a while.

    He’s an albatross around Edu’s neck, and will taint him for a while. I get supporting players, but FFS he has to show something besides putting on the kit.

  4. Meaner says:

    Edu, an ex player who quit arsenal for Spanish football during his prime. Many of you have forgotten that during his last game in FA Cup final, he even fear to take the penalty and it was van Persie who replaced Edu to take the penalty

  5. Weeble says:

    Give me a break. He is ours.

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