By Daniel Feliciano

14th May, 2022 | 6:47pm

Eddie Nketiah 'increasingly likely' to leave Arsenal, Everton to compete with Liverpool for deal

Everton are among the clubs interested in signing Eddie Nketiah, with the striker now ‘increasingly likely’ to leave Arsenal according to 90min.

The England Under-21 striker has been in great form for the Gunners recently, scoring four times in his last six Premier League starts, but is out of contract at the end of the season.

Now according to a fresh report Chelsea and Liverpool are taking a look at him as an option to boost their attacking depth, but Everton are also in the mix for a potential free transfer deal.

According to the report Arsenal retain hope that he will sign a new long-term contract but Everton, West Ham, Newcastle and Crystal Palace are also monitoring his situation.

Nketiah is the record goalscorer for the England Under-21’s and has proven to be a steady finisher in front of goal across his career, so would provide added depth and competition in the Toffees squad.

Interesting

Nketiah would be a very interesting signing for next season if the club could pull it off, but first of all they need to secure their Premier League status or there is no chance of getting it over the line.

But if that happens, Nketiah would prove to be a great option for Lampard to call upon off the bench or to even compete for a regular starting place.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s future is up in the air and Nketiah could come in as a direct replacement for him, helping the club to save money with no transfer fee and relatively low wages in comparison.

But while the quality would undoubtedly see a drop off, it would allow the club to strengthen in other areas to help get the best out of him.

Regular football would surely be a big factor in any move he chooses to make and he would get as much if not more football at Goodison Park than anywhere else in the mix.

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