New Arsenal signing, Kelechi Nwakali has been told that he’d be sent on loan to develop his skills before coming back to the first team.
The best player of the last U-17 World Cup has been in protracted talks to sign for Arsenal with talks commencing as far back as January.
The deal was only announced yesterday on the club’s website. The club wrote on their website; We have completed the signing of 18-year-old attacking midfielder Kelechi Nwakali from the Diamond Football Academy in Nigeria.
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.
It was revealed almost immediately that he would be sent out on loan with the club also saying in their statement, 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.
Kelechi would join the contingent of young Gunners who are out on loan at different clubs with players like Jon Toral going to Granada, Julio Pleguezuelo going to Mallorca and Stefan O’Connor at Dutch club Maastricht.