Chuba Akpom’s time as an Arsenal player looks to be coming to an end with Belgian side Sint-Truiden apparently close to a permanent deal for the striker.
The 22-year-old spent six months on loan with the Jupiler League outfit scoring six goals in 16 appearances; a decent return for a player looking to make his mark after a long spell on the sidelines with injury.
Akpom has been training with the Arsenal first team in recent weeks but his path to the first team is blocked by established stars Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.
While there are doubts about the futures of Danny Welbeck and Lucas Perez, Akpom has also fallen behind Eddie Nketiah in the attacking pecking order. In short, it looks like he’ll have to leave to secure regular football.
The Independent suggests the Gunners could secure a fee of around £2 million from Sint-Truiden who are fending off rival offers from other clubs in Belgium and France.