Thursday, March 10, 2016 3:08 pm
Kelechi Nwakali, Nigeria wonderkid, who was named best player of the U-17 FIFA World Cup in Chile last year, has confirmed he has signed a five-year deal with Arsenal.
The 17-year-old is understood to have joined from Diamond Football Academy for a fee which will rise to around £3million, about N840million.
Nwakali, a midfielder who was player of the tournament as Nigeria won the Under 17 World Cup in Chile last year, will officially sign when he turns 18 in June.
Speaking to the Mirror, Nwakali said of his move to the Gunners: ‘I just came back from London, I have signed a five-year contract with Arsenal.
‘So many teams were interested in me but it has been my dream at a tender age to play for Arsenal.’
Nwakali will join fellow Nigerian Alex Iwobi at the Emirates Stadium when he completes his move to north London.
Iwobi, who has been capped on two occasions by Nigeria, has made 11 appearances for Arsenal this season.
Reported by Mail Online