Arsenal signs Nwakali, set for loan move
Arsenal have announced the transfer of Nigerian youngster, Kelechi Nwakali, from Diamond Football Academy.
The 18-year-old has signed a five-year contract with the Gunners, but will be sent out on loan to gain more experience.
“We have completed the signing of 18-year-old attacking midfielder Kelechi Nwakali from the Diamond Football Academy in Nigeria,” the Arsenal statement said.
“The Nigeria youth international captained his country to victory in the Fifa Under-17 World Cup in Chile last year, where he won the Player of the Tournament award.
“Kelechi who joins us as a young professional, will look to gain experience with a loan move in the coming months.
“We would like to welcome him to the club.”