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.”

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