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.