London - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed the
London club are in advanced talks with Golden Eaglets duo of Kelechi Nwakali and
The teenagers were among the successful Nigeria side that
won the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup in Chile.
Captain Nwakali, 17, was the star of the tournament and
voted Player of the Tournament, while Chukwueze, 16, scored three goals and
Also read: Offers for Golden Eaglets’ Nwakali, Chukwueze under study
“Yes. The (talks) are progressing well,” Wenger said on
“Yes of course there are work permit issues. There are
medical issues, because they have to make medicals. It’s progressing well.
“We identified Nwakali as the player of the tournament,
basically, and as a top player. We will see if we can manage to get it over the
line during this transfer period. [If we can], we will do it. He (Chukwueze) is
signing as well.”
Arsenal have beaten off competition from Manchester City and
Bayern Munich to sign the wonderkids.For
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