Arsenal transfer news: Nigeria wonderkid Kelechi Nwakali reveals he has signed five-year deal with Arsenal

The 17-year-old will officially pen the deal in June when he turns 18

James Orr
Thursday 10 March 2016 11:42
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Kelechi Nwakali holds the Under-17 World Cup after guiding Nigeria to the cup last year
Kelechi Nwakali holds the Under-17 World Cup after guiding Nigeria to the cup last year

Nigerian wonderkid Kelechi Nwakali has revealed that he has signed for Arsenal.

The highly-rated 17-year-old, who was player of ther tournament as Nigeria won the Under-17 World Cup in Chile last year, has confirmed that he has signed a five-year deal. Further reports claim that the fee is rise to around £3m.

Nwakali will join from the Diamond Football Academy.

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 officially sign for the Gunners when he turns 18 in June.

A box-to-box midfielder, Nwakali was also linked with Manchester City and Liverpool before deciding to sign for Arsene Wenger's side.

The Gunners are currently in third place in the Premier League, eight points behind leaders Leicester City and three points behind second-placed Tottenham Hotspur.

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