Kelechi Nwakali was MVP of the FIFA U17 World Cup last year
Monday Jan 11, 2016. 11:22
Golden Eaglets skipper Kelechi Nwakali and his teammate Samuel Chukwueze will sign long-term contracts with English Premier League club Arsenal this month, it has been specially gathered.
A top source informed: “The players’ visas to England are being processed and a party of seven including their legal guardians are expected this month in London to finalise their transfer to Arsenal.”
Both teenagers are expected to later be given professional contracts by The Gunners when they have clocked 18 years.
Their transfers are being handled by the powerful Stellar Group, who manage such top stars like Gareth Bale of Real Madrid.
Midfielder Nwakali was the Most Valuable Player of the 2015U17 World Cup.
Last year, he underwent trials at another EPL club Manchester city, who already have older brother Chidiebere Nwakali on their books.
He has already said Arsenal are his dream club because he believes their attractive passing game will suit his own game.
However, negotiations between City and the youngster’s agents broke down over the transfer fee.
Right winger Chukwueze was one of the outstanding players as Nigeria won a record fifth U17 World Cup in Chile in November.