TVC E. Kelechi Nwakali, Nigeria's youngest football star and younger brother to Manchester City youngster, Chidiebere Nwakali has said he will join arsenal come next premiership season.
The recently turned 18 young star says he will join Arsenal for the pre-season next month after he has signed a professional contract later this June with the English Premier league, The Gunners.
He said "I will sign this month now that I'm 18, and then I will travel for pre-season next month".
The deal that will see the Nigeria U20 international move to the Emirates had been somewhat protracted, but has now been sorted.
Nwakali shone as Nigeria won the FIFA U17 World Cup last year in Chile.
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TVCE (SOCCER) - Arsenal FC have offered a total of £6million pounds for Nigerian youngsters Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze.
Reports say that the FIFA U-17 World Cup youngsters are expected with their guardians and academy officials in London this month to complete the transfer to the London Gunners, africanFootball.com reports.
“Kelechi (Nwakali) will cost £3.9million, while £2.1million is for Chukwueze,” a source told africanFootball.com.
“This is the full package including training compensation to the players’ academy and what have you.”
Last year, Nwakali’s agents demanded four million pounds from another EPL side Manchester City after he underwent trials at The Etihad.
City officials felt the player was overpriced and did not follow up on the deal.
Kelechi’s older brother, Chidiebere is on the books of City and his own transfer three years ago was put at over £3million.