FC Porto have confirmed the loan signing of Kelechi Nwakali from Arsenal.
The 20 year old joined the Gunners in 2016 and has been out on loan three times since then: twice at MVV Maastricht as well as a spell at VVV Venlo.
He’ll now spend the 2018-19 campaign on loan with the Portuguese giants, initially with Porto B, and they have an option to make the deal permanent at the end of the season.
Nwakali says that he’s looking to develop as a player during his time with the club. Speaking to the official Porto website, he said, “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.”
Best of luck to him.