Hoffenheim confirm interest in Arsenal's Reiss Nelson
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 30/08/18 2:51pm
Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann has confirmed his interest in signing Arsenal midfielder Reiss Nelson.
The 18-year-old, who has represented England at U19 level, has less than a year left on his contract at the Emirates.
When asked about Nelson, Nagelsmann said: "The transfer is not through yet, but we are very interested. I can confirm that. We are trying to make it happen. We have to solve a last few details.
"He is not very experienced, a very young guy, but I love to develop players. He is a player of another club that I try to develop.
"He has something special about him that we don't have in our team at the moment. He has a lot of pace, is very good in one-on-one-situations and he can help us to get behind the defensive line."
Nelson made his Premier League debut last season under former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger as a substitute in a 4-1 win over Crystal Palace and also started against Southampton and Manchester United late in the season.
Sky Sports News reported in April that Nelson was hopeful he would sign a new contract at the club.