Arsenal Tables N752.5m For Golden Eaglet’s Captain

English Premier League (EPL) club Arsenal has reignited its interest in Nigeria Under 17 international Kelechi Nwakali.
According to Vanguard Newspapers Jonathan Barnet’s Stellar Group has informed Diamond Academy Umuahia that Arsenal was ready to meet the central midfielder’s 3.5 million Euros about (N752.5million) asking price.
However, it is understood that Arsenal will only offer the Golden Eaglets star a contract should he impress during trials.
Nwakali’s bonafide intermediary, Klay Ekeocha, said that he had contacted the Londoners but there was no positive feedback from the club as at late November.
The 17 – year – old has been linked with possible moves to Chelsea, Olympiakos and Sporting Lisbon after emerging the Most Valuable Player of the 2015 FIFA Under 17 World Cup but the interest from Udinese is the most concrete.
The Italian Serie A club had earlier made a bid of 800,000 Euros which was rejected but they have been told to increase their offer to €1.2 million.
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