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After weeks of negotiations, Dutch Eredivisie outfit VVV Venlo and Arsenal have reached an agreement for a season-long loan deal for Nigeria U20 skipper Kelechi Nwakali.
The attacking midfielder is back in his homeland as he awaits the decision of the Dutch Embassy regarding his application for a Dutch work permit.
”Kelechi is going to VVV Venlo on loan, we have concluded talks with them. There is no option to buy, Arsenal need him by next year July, hopefully, he gets his UK permit,” said Kelechi’s elder brother and agent Allwell Nwakali.
”We are working to see how he will get his Netherlands work permit. He is in Nigeria now but will be traveling to Ghana to pick up the permit, maybe next week if it has been granted.”
He added : ”Kelechi is good enough to play for the Super Eagles, I expect him to be playing for the national team in the next one year”.
FC Utrecht and Basel (Switzerland) had explored the possibility of signing Kelechi Nwakali on loan before an agreement was reached with VVV.