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Nigerian Youngster, Kelechi Nwakali Set For Arsenal Return

Arsenal are making moves to recall Nigeria U20 international, Kelechi Nwakali from a loan spell at Dutch club VVV Venlo.

This is as a result of his lack of first-team opportunities.

Nwakali’s brother and representative, Allwell, said that the attacking midfielder, who joined the VV Venlo on a season-long loan in the summer transfer market, has managed only three starts from a possible 18 this term.

Allwell Nwakali told allnigeriasoccer, ”Arsenal decided to bring him out from VVV Venlo because the coach was busy playing the players that came from relegation with him leaving players like Kelechi and some other loan players on the bench.

”There’s a Real Madrid player (Mink Peeters) that is about to leave the way Kelechi is leaving.

”Arsenal never wanted him to be on the bench because they have their plans for him.”

Porto are in contact with Arsenal over the possibility of signing Nwakali on loan with an option to buy him at the end of this season.

Allwell added, ”FC Porto of Portugal are interested and even wanted an option to buy but they are discussing with Arsenal now.

“Arsenal are not interested for such opinion because they need Kelechi soon in the main team.”

The 19-year-old Kelechi Nwakali, scored on his debut for VVV Venlo in their 1-1 draw against Groningen back in September 2017.