English Premier League club Arsenal have reignited their interest in Nigeria Under 17 international Kelechi Nwakali.
Jonathan Barnet’s Stellar Group has informed Diamond Academy Umuahia that the Gunners are ready to meet the central midfielder’s 3.5 million euros (N752.5m) asking price.
The team of Nigeria line up for praying during the FIFA U-17 Men’s World Cup 2015 quarter final match between Brazil and Nigeria at Estadio Sausalito on November 1, 2015 in Vina del Mar- FIFA/FIFA
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.