Nigeria international Kelechi Nwakali has thanked Arsenal despite leaving the club without making any first-team appearances. Arsenal has approved the departure of the 20-year-old youngster to Spanish Segunda Division side, SD Huesca in a three-year permanent deal for an undisclosed fee. The Gunners included a sell-on clause in the contract taking the Nigerian midfielder to the Azulgranas.
The Spanish club SD Huesca who are currently placed 6th in the Segunda division – after winning two and losing one of their previous matches – have also taken to their twitter account to assert the signing of the attacking midfielder from Arsenal. The Nigerian seems as pleased with his move as anybody with a betin Uganda promo code, hoping to further develop his talent in Spain.
The former Golden Eaglet star and highly-rated artistic midfielder completed his move after three years in Arsenal. Nwakali joined the Gunners in 2016 after captaining the Golden Eaglets during the Under-17 World Cup in 2015, where he won the Golden Ball for being the tournament’s best player. However, he did not appear at all for the Gunners senior team, not even in a friendly and has only been participating in a few training sessions at London Colney.
According to Nwakali, he has had a good time in Arsenal since 2016 despite not playing any official game for the English club. He went ahead to thank everybody in the club for being great to him during his time in the club saying it’s time to move on to another chapter and another challenge.
Arsenal signed Nwakali in August 2016 as the Gunners beat several Europe’s leading clubs, including German, Spanish and Dutch clubs to his signing. He spent time on loan at Netherland’s clubs MVV Maastricht and VVV-Venlo (two loans spells) between 2016 and 2018, although he struggled to make a significant impact, before joining Porto B on July 2018.
Nwakali made 16 appearances for Porto B although he failed to score or provide an assist, and he wasn’t involved in the closing stages of the season after being stranded in Nigeria due to visa issues.
In August 2018, Nwakali earned a call-up to the Nigeria first XI squad for the 2019 AFCON qualifier in Seychelles, although he didn’t play. However, he did play for the senior Nigeria squad in a friendly match against Spanish club Atletico Madrid. Nwakali has played for Nigeria at all youth levels and is considered as one of the best young midfielders from West Africa.
Nwakali has received a heartwarming send-off message from the Gunners, following his transfer to SD Huesca of Spain after struggling to secure a spot in the first team since 2016. Huesca is expected to reveal the midfielder before the weekend, and he is expected to sign a three-year contract with a clause for him to exit if the club fails to get promotion to La Liga in his first season.
Arsenal’s message to the youngster wished him all the best in his new team. Nwakali was quick to react, and he thanked the Gunners despite leaving the premier League side without making any first-team appearance.