Arsenal starlet Gedion Zelalem to sign contract extension ahead of loan move

Midfielder Gedion Zelalem is set to sign a contract extension with Arsenal ahead of a loan move to VVV Venlo.

The 19-year-old, who has been in the Gunners ranks since 2013, is expected to complete loan switch to Dutch side VVV Venlo this month.

German giants Borussia Dortmund were reported to be preparing an offer for the United States U23 international but Zelalem is expected to join the Dutch second-tier outfit instead.

Zelalem was tipped by many pundits and coaches to become a regular first-team player for Arsenal when he was younger after being a stand-out star in the Academy.

However, he has not been able to cement down a regular spot in Arsene Wenger’s side just yet and spent the majority of last term on loan at Scottish giants Rangers, making 21 appearances.

According to De Telegraaf, Wenger has handed Zelalem a lucrative contract extension to make sure he does not leave the Emirates Stadium for free in the summer transfer window.

Zelalem, who has also represented Germany at U17 level, has played two games for the Gunners in League Cup fixtures this campaign.

By Drew Darbyshire (@DarbySports)

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