Nigerian starlets, Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze are set to be the latest addition to North London club, Arsenal. Reports say that Nwakali and Chukwueze have already flown to London to complete a £3million move to Arsenal before Monday transfer deadline day.
Boss, Arsene Wenger speaking on the transfer confirmed that the starlets are just and inch away from becoming gunners.
“Yes. The (talks) are progressing well.
“Yes of course there are work permit issues. There are medical issues, because they have to make medicals. It‘s progressing well.
“We identified Nwakali as the player of the tournament, basically, and as a top player. We will see if we can manage to get it over the line during this transfer period. [If we can], we will do it. He (Chukwueze) is signing as well.”
Arsenal had beaten off competition from Man City and Bayern Munich for the pair from the Diamond Football Academy, Umuahia, South East Nigeria.
Kelechi Nwakali was the Golden Ball winner at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World cup while Samuel Chukwueze was the Bronze Boot winner with 3 goals and 3 assists.