Crystal Palace is poised to pay £ 10m to sign Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal, The Athletic reports, which would be a healthy godsend for the potential signing of Houssem Aouar.

The 22-year-old’s contract expires in the Emirates this summer and there are no signs of a new contract, meaning Nketiah would be eligible for pre-contract talks on a free transfer in January.

Arsenal reportedly are demanding £ 20million from potential applicants for the forward’s services as Edu plans the Lyon midfielder’s arrival.

Aouar was heavily tied to a move to north London last season but the Gunners were eventually knocked out of a deal with the French team allegedly asking for £ 53m.

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However, according to The Sun, the price is even lower now as Lyon are ready to accept just € 20m (£ 17m) this summer.

Tom Canton, Bailey Keogh and Chris Davison, all from the Arsenal Fan Brands team, discussed live about Nketiah’s possible departure and what that could mean for the rest of the transfer window football.londonArsenal’s page.

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Keogh, writer and host of Fan Brands Arsenal, started the debate by claiming that the sale of Nketiah was a deal the club cannot miss due to its contractual situation.

“This is not an opportunity Arsenal can afford to miss,” Keogh began. “We can make income from sales and it’s a situation where Arsenal may or may not want to get some money for him and then reinvest it elsewhere on the squad.”

“If we wanted to get Houssem Aouar, suddenly [with a £10 million windfall] that covers half its price. He’s a creative midfielder, that would be perfect. “

Our Arsenal writer and host went on to outline how Nketiah would obviate the requirements under Arteta, suggesting that selling the forward would benefit all parties.

Eddie Nketiah could be sold to raise money for Houssem Aouar. to release

“It would be the right decision [to sell Nketiah]”Said Keogh. “We have a lot of flashy options, they may not be the quality we need, but neither is Nketiah. “It’s a breeze to sell it for £ 10 million.”

The youngster had only limited opportunities under Arteta and in the crucial minutes competed against world-famous strikers such as Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as well as fan favorite Gabriel Martinelli and Hale End’s youngest graduate Florian Balogun.

A move to the Palace would provide Nketiah with the platform to thrive for a Premier League team alongside some of the league’s most exciting young players, in a project developed by former gunner Patrick Vieira.

Nketiah’s departure will also open up economic opportunities before the day of the transfer deadline in case Arteta wants to fill gaps in his squad.

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