Arsenal have snapped up Nigeria’s Under-17 captain, Kelechi Nwakali, on a five-year contract.
The report from Nigeria claims that the 17-year-old midfielder, who guided his country to victory in the Under-17 World Cup in November, has agreed to join the Gunners after a successful trial in January.
“Kelechi has signed a five-year deal with Arsenal,” a close associate of Nwakali hinted.
“I won’t be able to mention the exact transfer fee but it is above £2 million.”
In January, Arsene Wenger revealed that the club were confident of completing a deal for Nwakali, as well as his Nigeria teammate, Samuel Chukwueze.