It would appear that Nigeria youth international Kelechi Nwakali has finally signed for Arsenal.
The midfielder, who was first linked with the Gunners in December 2015 after impressing at the under-17 World Cup, is understood to have penned his deal on Wednesday after a series of international commitments.
Yesterday, Nwakali took to Twitter to post snaps from London Colney as he confirmed he’d taken part in his first training session as an Arsenal player.
— Kelechi Nwakali (@Kelechi_nwakali) August 3, 2016
Back in January, the boss said of the teenager: “We identified Nwakali as the player of the tournament [at the under-17 World Cup], basically, and as a top player. We will see if we can manage to get it over the line during this transfer period.”
Obviously, it took a lot longer than that in the end. We think a £3million fee was agreed with the Diamond Football Academy, so let’s hope he was worth the wait.