Saturday, January 30, 2016
U-17 World Cup winner Kelechi Nwakali joins Arsenal
The Nigeria Under-17 captain has been strongly linked with the Gunners in recent days, amid talk a deal has been agreed.
And now Nigerian outlet Tribune reports that Nwakali is flying to London with his agent to complete a move to the Emirates Stadium.
They managed to grab a word with him before his flew out, and the player says he is happy to be moving to the club.
‘I am going to Arsenal to work and try to be the best I can,’ he said.
‘With God anything is possible, to work hard to justify my claim for first team football.’
Nwakali’s Nigeria team mate Samuel Chukwueze is expected to follow him by moving to Arsenal in the next month or so.
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