Porto sign Kelechi Nwakali on one-year loan from Arsenal with option to buy


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Porto have completed the signing of Arsenal midfielder Kelechi Nwakali on a season-long loan with an option to buy at the end of the deal.

It is anticipated that Nwakali will mainly play for Porto’s B team.

Nwakali, an U17 World Cup winner with Nigeria, joined Arsenal in 2016 but has yet to play a game for the club at any level and has spent the ensuing period out on loan.

Now 20, Nwakali initially impressed during a spell with MVV Maastricht but found matters difficult at VVV-Venlo last season before catching the eye again upon his return to Maastricht.

A skilful, creative player, Nwakali becomes Arsenal’s second loanee for the new season, following on from striker Takuma Asano, who joined Hannover.

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2 comments

  1. I’m surprised there’s possibly an option to buy.
    Whilst he’s not getting the Nigeria 1st team games to get his UK/PL work permit, he’s done pretty well for such a young player.

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