What's next for Kelechi Nwakali with Porto loan coming to an end?
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What's next for Kelechi Nwakali with Porto loan coming to an end?

What's next for Kelechi Nwakali with Porto loan coming to an end?

21 May 2019, 16:45

The Chile 2015 U17 World Cup witnessed the rise of new talents across the world and at least three were produced by the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria, who lifted the trophy for a record fifth time.

Victor Osimhen, Samuel Chukwueze, and Kelechi Nwakali were some of the best players of the tournament, and many clubs came knocking on their doors for a potential transfer deal.

The Gunners were keenly interested in the three players but they only completed their move for Kelechi Nwakali as Villarreal and Wolfsburg beat them to Chukwueze and Osimhen's signatures respectively.

Nwakali, a young man with great potential, was tipped as Mesut Ozil's replacement in the nearest future as a result of his ability to dictate play from the middle of the pitch.

Unfortunately, the youngster's initial problem was his inability to get a work permit to feature for Arsenal which forced him into going on different loan deals.

He was sent on his fourth consecutive loan spell at the start of this season, but this time to Porto B, with the hope of regaining his form.

Unfortunately, things were just like the previous ones as he failed to make any meaningful impact on the team despite playing 16 League games.

The attacking midfielder still has an active contract with the North London club, and he will hope to get his paperwork this summer.

However, it remains to be seen if the Gunners are willing to keep him for yet another season with Unai Emery at the reins.

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