Newcastle hit the jackpot with the loan signing of Joe Willock from Arsenal. As a result, they have to consider another loan swoop on the Gunners.
The youngster bagged seven goals from his last seven outings for the Magpies, dazzling St James’ Park with his class.
What the future holds for Willock remains to be seen. For another youngster though, his Arsenal future looks bleak.
Reiss Nelson will be allowed out on loan during the transfer window, according to Football London.
The report does also claim that Arsenal might consider a permanent transfer for the 21-year-old.
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Nelson played just twice in the Premier League during 2020/21 and the Gunners value him between £15 million and £20 million.
The youngster had a successful loan spell with Hoffenheim during the 2018/19 campaign, scoring seven times in 29 outings.
Much like Willock, Nelson is now at a point where he desperately needs to play first-team football on a regular basis.
The Hale End graduate must have looked at Willock’s loan with envy and will fancy a piece of the action next season.
Nelson can operate on either flank and he could thrive with regular game time under Steve Bruce.
Newcastle finished the season with a flourish but under mounting supporter criticism, the boss will know he must kick on next season.
Newcastle need players and Nelson could be perfect
The Magpies won’t be blessed with a massive transfer kitty again this summer.
As a result, Bruce must wheel and deal accordingly and it’s fair to say final third reinforcements are needed.
Nelson has an abundance of skill, is quick and boasts the ability to ease past opposition defenders.
One thing is does need is the confidence from a manager to play him on a regular basis.
Bruce gave such confidence to Willock and he could do exactly the same with another Arsenal talent next season.