Arsenal is growing more confident in their ability to keep Chelsea and other clubs from pursuing Khayon Edwards. The Gunners are close to signing the highly-rated ace to a new contract.
Arsenal is confident that they will be able to reach an agreement with Edwards as they look to lock down their best scholars. At the youth level, the 18-year-old has been a standout performer.
The Gunners’ ace has a scholarship deal that expires in the summer, but negotiations for a new contract are ongoing. Only Folarin Balogun has scored more goals for the academy this season, with 17 goals and six assists.
Several clubs are interested in signing the striker, including London rivals Chelsea, who are always on the lookout for the best young players in the country. However, they are not the only ones in Europe who are interested.
RB Leipzig, Hertha Berlin, and Feyenoord have all been linked with the youngster, according to Football London, who have long viewed the Arsenal academy as a potential source of transfers. However, there is renewed optimism that Edwards will sign a new contract with the Emirates, which would be a huge boost.
It’s a complete 180 from earlier in the season, when Arsenal was concerned about losing their best players at the end of the season. They had been fighting a losing battle to keep hold of the forward, who had turned down several offers.
Newcastle, Southampton, and Brighton were all keeping an eye on things earlier in the season. However, they are all likely to be disappointed, as Edwards is now expected to stay at Arsenal.