Arsene Wenger yesterday confirmed that Arsenal is set to complete a £3million deal for young Nigerian duo Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze.
Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze attracted interest from some of European football’s elite clubs after leading Nigeria to victory at last year’s Fifa Under-17 World Cup in Chile.
Nwakali, an all-action midfielder, was the tournament’s stand-out player, captaining his side to victory and picking up the Player of the Tournament award. Chukwueze, who predominantly plays
on the wing, scored three goals and claimed three assists.
Wenger expects deals for both players to be completed by Monday’s transfer deadline, provided issues surrounding the players’ work permits are resolved.