- Kelechi Nwakali's inability to get a work permit will lead to a loan move
- The ex-Golden Eaglet will be loan out to a club in Belgium for the season
- Nigerian winger Samuel Chukwueze’s move to Arsenal has fallen through
Premier League side Arsenal will ship out Nigeria U20 skipper Kelechi Nwakali overseas on loan, AfricanFootball.com reports.
Nwakali turned 18 last month and he will sign a five-year professional contract with the Gunners.
Nwakali will be part of the U-20 Flying Eagles team that will be hoping to qualify for next year’s U20 AFCON later this month.
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“Nwakali is not in (Arsene) Wenger’s immediate plans and it will take some time before his application for a work permit is processed and so it is most likely he will be sent out on loan possibly to a club in Belgium,” a top source told AfricanFootball.com
Nwakali was the MVP when Nigeria won a record fifth FIFA U17 World Cup in Chile in November.
Nigeria U17 teammate Samuel Chukwueze’s proposed move to join Nwakali at The Emirates has fallen through.