Arsenal have completed the signing of 18-year-old Nigerian attacking midfielder Kelechi Nwakali from the Diamond Football Academy in Nigeria.
The attacking midfielder signed a five-year contract at The Emirates from Diamond Academy of Umuahia.
The club confirmed this on their website stating that the Nigeria U20 skipper Kelechi Nwakali will be shipped out on loan shortly.
“Kelechi, who joins us as a young professional, will look to gain experience with a loan move in the coming months,” announced the Arsenal official website Friday.
The 18-year-old Nwakali was best player at last year’s FIFA U17 World Cup in Chile, which Nigeria won.
The Nigeria youth international captained his country to victory in the Fifa Under-17 World Cup in Chile last year, where he won the Player of the Tournament award.