The teenage Nigerian midfielder has confirmed he has penned a five-year contract with Arsenal from Diamond Football Academy for a fee which will rise to about £3m.

“I just came back from London, I have signed a five-year contract with Arsenal,” he was quoted by the Mirror.

“So many teams were interested in me but it has been my dream at a tender age to play for Arsenal.”

Kelechi Nwakali, who won player of the
tournament as Nigeria lifted the Under 17 World Cup in Chile last year, will officially sign when he turns 18 in June.

The 17-year-old will join fellow Nigerian Alex Iwobi at the Emirates Stadium when he completes his move to the Premier League giants.


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