Arsenal close to signing Nigeria U-17 star

Kelechi Nwakali receiving the adidas Golden Ball (U-17 World Cup) Copyright -Via twitter: @FIFAcom

Arsenal are reportedly in talks with Nigeria U-17 midfielder, Kelechi Nwakali, according to the player’s agent.

According to The Metro, either than Arsenal, Nwakali received offers from Premier League champions Chelsea and Italian outfit Udinese but his agent insists that a deal with Arsenal is imminent. Arsenal, who are facing an injury crisis with Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Francis Coquelin, Mikel Arteta, and Danny Welbeck all out of service, have been Nwakali’s first choice since the start of the negotiations.

Kelechi Nwakali styles his game on Yaya Toure and was voted the most valuable player as Nigeria won the U-17 World Cup in Chile last month.