The Nigeria FIFA U17 lead Captain Kelechi Nwakali signed for Arsenal London after a long way and little delays in linking up the young star.
In a press statement from the official webpage of Arsenal FC – We have completed the signing of 18-year-old attacking midfielder Kelechi Nwakali from the Diamond Football Academy in Nigeria.
The Nigeria youth international captained his country to victory in the Fifa Under-17 World Cup in Chile last year, where he won the Player of the Tournament award.
Kelechi, who joins us as a young professional, will look to gain experience with a loan move in the coming months.
We would like to welcome him to the club.
Arsene Wenger is known well with a culture of recruiting young players, turning them into perfection giving them opportunity.
An eye for Kelechi would not be a regret for Wenger since the young Nigerian is gifted talent that was proven last year as they won the U17 World Cup.
We wish him well as he pursues his career.