Arsenal target Kelechi Nwakali has revealed he is desperate to play for the Gunners, according to reports.
The Nigerian super star captained his Nation U17 side to victory in the just concluded U17 tournament in Chile and emerged the most valuable player of the tournament and bronze boot for being the third leading scorer in the tournament.
He is currently on trial at Manchester City where his elder brother, Chidiebere plays. He told Nigerian outlet MTNFootball: ‘’I would love to play for Arsenal; they are the premier league club I will like to play for them because they play the best football in the world.
The Nigerian is being targeted by Chelsea and the Blues seems to be the front runners for the player’s signature, but the players would rather prefer to join Arsene Wenger’s side.
This is a clear indication that the player know what he wants, Arsenal should take advantage of the player’s desire to join them by making a move for the gifted Nigerian in the January transfer window.
Chelsea have a lot of young and promising talents in their pay roll, most of which are out on loan and may most likely not make it up the ranks into the Chelsea first team, so Arsenal would be a better option for Nwakali to develop as a youngster.
Most football fans back in Nigeria would not forget in a hurry how Chelsea signed John Mikel Obi, tagged the next big thing In Nigerian Football after finishing behind Lionel Messi at the 2005 U20 youth tournament, but the player has failed to develop and play with the potentials he exhibited all through the tournament.
Nigerians would not want Nwakali to follow in such footsteps; as greater things are expected from him in the nearest future.