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


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.


  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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