Official: Arsenal striker Kelechi Nwakali joins Fc Porto on loan (photo)

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Nigerian born Arsenal striker, Kelechi Nwakali has officially joined Fc Porto on loan for the 2018/19 season.

The 19 year old forward joined Arsenal from Nigerian side Diamond Football Academy but is yet to make a first team appearance.

He was loaned out to MVV Maastricht and VVV-Venlo both in Holland for the last two seasons.

Nwakali said in a statement: “My main goal is to develop and evolve as a player.

“Improve my qualities and the other aspects that I know I need to correct to help me grow in the way I play.

“I think FC Porto is the right place to evolve as a player. There are good players, young people, and I think I’ll grow up here.

“I know FC Porto very well, because one of my football idols has played here: Deco.

“He was a midfielder that I loved to watch play and I really hope to be able to meet him one day and tell him the importance he had in my desire to be a football player.”

Fc Porto have announced Nwakali will spend the 2018-19 campaign playing for FC Porto B Team.

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