Looks like Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny is not the only player heading to Arsenal. Nigerian football team captain Kelechi Nwakali and his teammate Samuel Chukwueze are also believed to be signed by the Gunners this January.
Kelechi Nwakali, a promising attacking midfielder who was awarded the Golden Ball prize at the FIFA under-17 World Cup last year and also often compared to Manchester City star Yaya Toure, is now on his way to make a dream move to the Emirates.
Another Nigerian forward Samuel Chukwueze, who also featured in FIFA under-17 World Cup in Chile scoring three goals and three assists in seven matches, is scouted by Arsene Wenger and he is satisfied with the youngster, according to the report.
However, the deals are only being held up for some technical concerns, as both the teenagers are waiting for their visas to be processed before allowing them travel to London to sign for Arsenal.
MTN Football reports that Nwakali, 17, and Chukwueze, 16, will be able to sign long-term deals with the Gunners when they turn 18.
Africa Football.com quote an unnamed source, claiming:
The players’ visas to England are being processed and a party of seven including their legal guardians are expected this month in London to finalise their transfer to Arsenal.
While no transfer fees are mentioned in the original report, The Times are suggesting Arsenal will apparently pay 3 million pounds for the two Nigerian players.
Their transfer process is being handled by the renowned Stellar Group, who manage top stars like Gareth Bale of Real Madrid.
Last year, Midfielder Nwakali had completed trials at another EPL giants Manchester city, who already have Nwakali’s older brother Chidiebere Nwakali on their target list. But, negotiations between Manchester City and the youngster’s agents didn’t succeed over the transfer fee.
Nwakali has already revealed, Arsenal are his dream club as he thinks their attractive passing game will suit his own style of play.