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According to All Nigeria Soccer, Arsenal are closing in on signing Nigerian U20 international Kelechi Nwakali as the star midfielder arrived London yesterday to finally sign for the Gunners.
‘Kelechi and Allwell Nwakali are in London now, they arrived on Monday,’ ASJ Academy CEO Emeka Amajiriaku told All Nigeria Soccer.
‘They are there to see the contract that has been offered by Arsenal.
‘Arsenal will determine if he will go on loan or play for the U18s, U21s or first team. We cannot determine that.’
Midfielder Nwakali who was crowned the most valuable Player of the 2015 Under 17 World Cup has already had trained with Arsenal and completed medicals.
“Arsenal have informed us that Kelechi has been handed the number 25 jersey. He was trying to get that number because of Kanu Nwankwo, so he’s happy they gave it to him,” said the head of the ASJ Academy Emeka Amajiriaku.
It is believed the 18year-old will be included in Arsene Wenger’s first-team plans.