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Diamond Academy President Martin Agupo has confirmed Arsenal will announce the signing of former Nigeria U17 starlet Kelechi Nwakali this month.
The midfielder has been linked with a move to the Emirates since the January transfer window and it was reported in March that the club have already agreed a fee to sign the midfielder which would be done once he turns 18.
Kelechi celebrated his 18th birthday earlier this month, he will now quickly formalize his move to the Emirates and is expected to sign a five year deal with the Gunners.
“Kelechi Nwakali was with Arsenal but came back from London to join the national team. He will travel this month to Arsenal, he is still in the Flying Eagles camp, ” said Martin Apugo to allnigeriasoccer.com.
“He has agreed a five – year contract, he is a player of Arsenal. ”
The midfielder is being regarded as one of the best talents in the African continent and we’ be hoping the 18 year old can continue to develop under the tutelage of Arsene Wenger and become a key player for the team.
Wenger had to beat rivals Manchester City and Bayern Munich to the signature of the midfielder who was the best player in last year’s FIFA under17 championship.
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