Deal for Nigerian starlet on cusp of collapse

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Nigerian teenager Samuel Chukwueze looks likely to miss out on a move to Arsenal, according to AfricanFootball.com. 

Back in January Arsene Wenger acknowledged that the Gunners were in talks with the right winger but it appears negotiations have stalled since then.

It’s now thought the player, a star of his country’s victorious Under-17 World Cup side, could move to Porto.

Chukwueze’s compatriot Kelechi Nwakali has signed a contract with Arsenal but is yet to travel to London to join his new teammates. It’s believed Nwakali will do just that as soon as his summer international commitments are over.

“I just came back from London, I have signed a five-year contract with Arsenal, ” Nwakali told allnigeriasoccer.com in March.

“So many teams were interested in me but it has been my dream at a tender age to play for A
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Arsene-al fan
Arsene-al fan

Shame, he looked promising. I wonder what happened, was he as old as Kanu?

David
David

Walcott 2.0?

Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia
Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia

Mo Money,they call it.

sambo
sambo

Why?

Third Plebeian
Third Plebeian

A real shame. There were rumors he was the New Aliadiere.

sauce
sauce

…10years later
‘Wenger almost signed African player of the year chukwueze as a kid’
This is Arsenal!

santori
santori

No big deal news.

We have already signed plenty of ‘starlets including a couple of Nigerians, one voted best player in recent tournament.

If it happens it happens.

If not so what?

Wenger has been steadily improving the academy. He has successfully brought through Coquelin, Bellerin, Iwobi to first team with little transitional issues (not least to some extent Campbell)

We have to remember that as much promise as some of these players have (and trumped up by media), there is some ways to go to fulfill potential. Remember an Alban Bunjaku?

Very skillfull player in our academy some 5 seasons back. It got to his head (and his father’s) and he got impatient at Arsenal. Refuse to extend and left. NOt heard since, hasn’t even made the Albanian squad.

The Car2n Goon
The Car2n Goon

The first post of yours for roughly 6 months that hasn’t gone into an in depth analysis of the Arsenal first team squad and why Flamini isn’t the shittest footballer on the planet.

Are you OK, mate?

Gutbukket Deffrolla
Gutbukket Deffrolla

There is a pretty good reason he hasn’t made the Albanian national team, Alban Bunjaku plays for Kosovo.

He played for Sevilla reserves after he left us, then Derby County (didn’t actually manage a 1st team appearance though), and now Dordrecht (in the Dutch equivalent of the Championship).

He hasn’t hit the heights yet but he’s only 22 so still has a chance to develop. He could be the next Messi 😉 (Miracles CAN happen. I’ve read enough Roy of The Rovers stories to know that)

TOGooner
Third Plebeian
Third Plebeian

Weird.

So out of character for Wenger. Vardy’s got maybe two more years playing at the top?

Still, a good signing, and hope we’re also looking at another attacking target. I’d say Walcott’s as good as gone this summer.

SB
SB

It makes sense that in a transfer window where we are likely to sell some home grown players, we need to buy home grown to meet the quota.

TOGooner
TOGooner

It’s very weird but it also makes sense in the most non Wenger way… 22 million release clause and only for teams in the CL. Liverpool and Utd can’t trigger it. Neither can City as they are not technically in CL yet. Spurs have Kane. Vardy probably wants its all sorted before his pre euro sex marathon. Welbeck is injured for the season so better than getting someone long term get a 29 year old capable of smashing them in so as not to ‘kill’ Welbeck. It’s uneasy but it’s there on a fucking platter…

Gutbukket Deffrolla
Gutbukket Deffrolla

But… but… but… he scores most of his goals from long balls. We can’t do long balls because we’re developing a team to press high up the pitch, so we will never, ever see any kind of space behind any opposition defence.

Mind you, if he did find space, and if he did actually reach the ball, then he’d need a Mahrez-type nippy bastard to pass to if the goalie looked like blocking his own shot (That’s how Leicester did it, after all). Maybe we can use Bellerin to be our Mahrez clone. He’s got the speed, AND a footballing brain twice the size of Walcott’s (though not a double-sized head, thank goodness, or air resistance would slow him down).

Or maybe we’re just trying to buy him so that Leicester won’t have him next season, or anybody else for that matter 🙂

Third Plebeian
Third Plebeian

Also, can’t imagine this will happen easily. I’d imagine Leicester aren’t keen on letting him go, and who knows what Vardy wants.

Gutbukket Deffrolla
Gutbukket Deffrolla

Vardy looks like the sort of bloke who’d like a pie and mushy peas and a blowjob for afters.

ZimaBlue
ZimaBlue

Seems like that bloke’s a proper ITK

GeneWildersCrazyDNA
GeneWildersCrazyDNA

Not convinced by the news coming out to be honest, but you never know. Like him as a player but just doesn’t seem right for the players we should be going for this summer, and if we’re in Leicester I’d rather pop to check on Mahrez.
But, if true, I expect it’s down to Wenger failing to lure Aubameyang and wanting a simple solution (and no doubt keeping faith in Giroud as our prime striker).

GeneWildersCrazyDNA
GeneWildersCrazyDNA

Plus, fills the ‘brit quota’ should we be losing Walcott/Gibbs etc

GeneWildersCrazyDNA
GeneWildersCrazyDNA

And if true why the hell has he got a release clause, and why so low? Something doesn’t smell right at all about this ‘news’…

Gutbukket Deffrolla
Gutbukket Deffrolla

We’re using interest in a prolific-last-season-striker as a stick to bash Wenger with? We must be really depressing people to be around.

SB
SB

It’s now on BBC as well – on the Poo Scale it would like a 3 maybe!

Glasgow_Gooner
Glasgow_Gooner

Vardy to Arsenal. I think I would be happy about this if it were true and totally stunned.

Gooner Sam
Gooner Sam

At 29 hes a bit to old for my liking

Gutbukket Deffrolla
Gutbukket Deffrolla

Lionel Messi will be 29 in 20 days. Don’t let me ever hear you say we should try to buy Messi!!!!!!! 🙂

Trez
Trez

Don’t want Vardy. Doesn’t fit our style of play unless we’re going to change it just for him.

Third Plebeian
Third Plebeian

That’s true, he doesn’t fit our style of not scoring loads of chances.

goonero
goonero

He wouldn’t be a bad signing but he’s not the striker that will make a difference. He’s not even a very Wenger type player (whatever that is these days).
I’m going to hope this is some negotiation bravado as we angle in for our actual striker.

Also Jamie Vardy is a cunt it has to be said.

He's got no hair but we don't care...
He's got no hair but we don't care...

Yeah Ian Wright didn’t fit our style of play either. I mean he scored hardly any goals.

Iggie
Iggie

Was he the one that’s really good or the one bought to keep him company?

Brendan Rodgers' self-portrait
Brendan Rodgers' self-portrait

Jamie Vardy and Jack Wilshere are having a party

Toure Motors
Toure Motors

Dick Law & Order just signed vardys lookalike for 10 million

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

Perhaps we could sign him as well

He's got no hair but we don't care...
He's got no hair but we don't care...

News breaking that we’ve met Vardy’s release clause. Yep he is a chavvy twonk but I for one think he’s just what we need.
Just think of how many goals he’ll put away with our supply line! Has the Ian Wright non-league hunger.

Sam Crow
Sam Crow

Fucks sake. Vardy’s a one season wonder and hes 29. Please god no.

Gutbukket Deffrolla
Gutbukket Deffrolla

But what if Chelsea buy him and he turns out to be a two-season wonder?

Sir chips
Sir chips

This is why samuel isn’t coming. He can’t even get a start in his own comments section.

harold hinney
harold hinney

I don’t care if it’s Tom Hardy gotta be better than Gggggiroud

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

Vardy to Arsenal all over BBC and Sky now

Sounds like he would be cheap at £20m … maybe not such a ridiculous idea then

Vonnie
Vonnie

Vardy is cheating, diving, racist scum and the thought of him in an Arsenal shirt makes me want to vomit. This has to be some kind of sick joke!

DialSquareGoon
DialSquareGoon

He’s a divey racist but i want him to be OUR divey racist!

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

If we can teach him to bite we’re all set

Deano

Must admit Vardy would be a surprise.

Ghost of Henry
Ghost of Henry

If he can score 20+ in the league with Leicester imagine with Ozil supplying would be a better bet for instant success that Morata.

Daniel
Daniel

Why has arseblog not reported on this (vardy) yet so I can see all our fans opinions on this!

Doesn’t seem to suit our style, but he is a finisher.

Monkey Nuts
Monkey Nuts

Jamie Vardy the present day Steve Bull.

Glasgow_Gooner
Glasgow_Gooner

Just wait until Theo is 29. Then he will be awesome.

Does make me wonder if Vardy was shit prior to last season.