Campbell fumes as Arsenal set to miss out on £10m windfall after report
Arsenal should have sanctioned the sale of Eddie Nketiah to Crystal Palace this summer, according to Kevin Campbell.
The former Gunners and Everton forward, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, is fuming with the club’s handling of 22-year-old’s future.
Crystal Palace tabled a bid of £10million for Nketiah in the window just closed.
However, Palace opted to sign Odsonne Edouard from Celtic instead after learning of Arsenal’s £20million valuation of their striker.
Nketiah’s contract at the Emirates is set to expire at the end of June next year.
The Sun reported (5 September) that the centre-forward, who can talk to foreign clubs from January regarding a pre-contract, is likely to leave Arsenal on a free.
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When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs if his former club were mistaken in their valuation, Campbell said: “It’s a mistake, of course it is.
“It has happened so many times at Arsenal though. The worst thing is, I am not surprised.
“Nketiah is going to run his contract down, [Alexandre] Lacazette is going to run his contract down and they won’t be the last.
“The club will have a valuation for Nketiah and if other clubs don’t meet it they won’t sell but at the end of the day they are the only ones losing out.
Swallow your pride and get the deal done. What is wrong with them? They keep shooting themselves in the foot.
“Nketiah is not going to play this season so let him go. It doesn’t make sense but it doesn’t surprised me.”