FC Porto sign Nigerian midfielder Kelechi Nwakali
FC Porto have completed the signing of Super Eagles midfielder Kelechi Nwakali on a season-long loan deal from Arsenal.
The 20-year-old attacking midfielder who was part of the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup winner joined Arsenal in 2016 on a five-year deal.
He made his debut for the national team in their 3 -2 defeat friendly match against Atletico Madrid in May.
“My main goal is to develop and evolve as a player, to improve my qualities and the other aspects that I know I need to correct to grow in the way I play,” Nwakali told FC Porto’s official website.
“I think FC Porto is the right place to evolve as a player.”
He has been on loan to MVV Maastricht and VVV-Venlo from Arsenal in the last two seasons.
Nwakali will play in FC Porto B side in the second division and in 12 months time, the Portuguese club reserve the option to sign him permanently.