Photo: Arsenal’s fourth summer signing finally confirmed
Arsenal have completed the signing of Nigerian wonderkid Kelechi Nwakali, the player has announced on Twitter
Kelechi Nwakali has taken to social media to finally confirm that he is officially an Arsenal player.
The 18-year-old used his personal Twitter account to confirm the news on Thursday afternoon after months of speculation linking him with the transfer.
The Nigerian midfielder was originally set to sign for the Gunners back in January but the deal was put on hold until he turned 18 due to Fifa regulations.
Now, however, it appears that the move has finally gone through, and he can focus on trying to break into the Arsenal first team.
The Sun is reporting that the teenager has signed a five-year contract with the Gunners and that the player had attracted interest from both Manchester City and Chelsea before his move to Arsenal.
It is also thought that Nwakali – who was also linked with Manchester City and Bayern Munich – will join up with the Arsenal Under-21 side ahead of next season.
Although yet to be officially confirmed by Arsenal, his move would make Nwakali the club’s fourth summer signing after Granit Xhaka, Takuma Asano and Rob Holding.