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Arsenal has signed Golden Eaglets star Kelechi Nwakali according to reports in Nigeria.
Nigeria under 17 captain Nwakali was outstanding as Nigeria won a record fifth U17 World Cup in Chile in November.
Nwakali confirmed he has signed a five year deal with at Arsenal youth set up, and he is expected to be given a professional contract by the Gunners when they turn 18.
“I just came back from London; I have signed a five-year contract with Arsenal, ” Nwakali told allnigeriasoccer.com on Wednesday morning.
Midfielder Nwakali who was crowned the most valuable Player of the 2015 Under 17 World Cup has already had trials with Arsenal rivals Manchester city.
The citizens already have two Nigerian under 17 world cup winners from the 2013 edition in Kelechi Iheanacho and Chidiebere Nwakali (elder brother of Kelechi Nwakali) in their ranks.
The midfielder confirmed his love for Arsenal: “So many teams were interested in me, but it has been my dream at a tender age to play for Arsenal.”