Kelechi Nwakali officially joins FC Porto on loan from Arsenal

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Nigerian soccer star, Kelechi Nwakali has officially joined Portuguese side FC Porto on loan from Arsenal.


The 20-year-old midfielder from Imo State who joined Arsenal in the summer of 2016, before immediately joining MVV Maastricht on loan will spend one-year with Portuguese club who has an option to make the deal permanent.


After signing for the club, Nwakali said in a statement: “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. I think FC Porto is the right place to evolve as a player.”


“I know Porto very well, because one of my idols in football played here: Deco. He was a player that I loved to watch and I hope one day being able to meet him and tell him the importance he had in my desire to be a football player.”

Nwakali was part of the Super Eagles B team who played in an international friendly against Atletico Madridin May, where the Nigerian team lost 3-2.

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