Gary Lineker raves about Arsenal-owned Reiss Nelson

Former Arsenal And Scotland Goalkeeper And Willow Foundation Co Founder Bob Wilson, Former Footballer Gary Lineker During The World Class Football Auction Launch Photocall At Harrods....

Reiss Nelson is on loan at Hoffenheim from Arsenal.

Michael Cuisance of Borussia Moenchengladbach and Reiss Nelson of 1899 Hoffenheim battle for the ball during the Bundesliga match between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Borussia Moenchengladbach...

Tottenham Hotspur legend Gary Lineker has spoken highly of Arsenal-owned 1899 Hoffenheim youngster Reiss Nelson to The Times.

The former Tottenham and England international striker believes that Nelson is a “seriously good talent”.

The 19-year-old, who can operate as a forward or as a winger, joined German club Hoffenheim on loan from Premier League outfit Arsenal in the summer of 2018.


The England Under-21 international has made five starts and 10 substitute appearances in the Bundesliga for Hoffenheim so far this season, scoring six goals in the process, according to WhoScored.

Tottenham legend Lineker has raved about Nelson, and mentioned him while outlining the number of talented and promising young players England have.

Lineker told The Times: “The talent we’ve got with England is frightening, fantastic. We’ve Trent Alexander-Arnold — unbelievable. Joe Gomez — what a player. Phil Foden — beautiful footballer.

"Jadon Sancho — unbelievable. Reiss Nelson — seriously good talent. Callum Hudson-Odoi — looks unbelievably good. Morgan Gibbs-White at Wolves — good.”

Reiss Nelson signs a new long-term contract at Arsenal at London Colney on August 31, 2018 in St Albans, England.

Promising future

Nelson is a very talented and promising young attacking player, and the 19-year-old does have a bright future ahead of him.

The Bundesliga is a very competitive domestic football league, and the experience that the teenager is getting in Germany will help him break into the Arsenal first team when he returns to the Emirates Stadium in the summer of 2019.

Reiss Nelson of 1899 Hoffenheim holds off Daniel Brosinski of FSV Mainz during the Bundesliga match between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and 1. FSV Mainz 05 at Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena on December...

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