• Gedion Zelalem joined Arsenal in 2013, at the age of 16, and has been highly touted ever since his arrival at the club
  • Mark Warburton, who managed the USA U-23 international on loan at Rangers last season, is believed to be on the verge of bringing Zelalem to Nottingham Forest

The British Tide has learned that Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem has interrupted his loan move at VVV Venlo to open talks with Mark Warburton in Nottingham over a potential move to the club this summer. It is understood that Zelalem is keen to join Warburton’s side as he seeks to kickstart his professional career.

The 20-year-old USA international has found minutes hard to come by this season having only made two brief cameos in the EFL cup for Arsenal’s first team. Zelalem is currently on loan at the league leaders of the Eerste Divisie. However, Zelalem hasn’t enjoyed the most successful campaign in the Netherlands for reasons claimed to be highlighted by a language barrier, according to sources close to the youngster.

The creative midfielder has been rumored with Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Mönchengladbach, with Max Eberl believed to be keen on the Gunner. Zelalem will assess his options before making a move, but Nottingham Forest has joined the mix of teams after Gedion Zelalem’s signature.