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.