Kelechi Nwakali set for free transfer to Huesca

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Reports from Spain say that Kelechi Nwakali is set to sign for SD Huesca, having been allowed to move for free by Arsenal.

The Nigerian joined the club in 2016, but never played a game for the club. He spent time on loan at MVV Maastricht, VVV Venlo and Porto B, but didn’t do enough to be handed a first team chance with the Gunners.

He now looks set for a move to the Spanish second division, and while Arsenal have allowed him to leave without a transfer fee, there is a sell-on clause included in the deal which would net us some money should he move on.

When the midfielder joined Arsenal, he was supposed to be part of a double deal including Samuel Chukwueze, who is now impressing at Villarreal. However, due to work permit issues that didn’t happen and his compatriot headed for Spain.

Best of luck to him at his new club.

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Kentmonkey
Kentmonkey

Kelechi Nwakali, what a wonderful name…….. Sorry, wrong story

My Cousin Vinai (Formerly Faisal Narrage)
My Cousin Vinai (Formerly Faisal Narrage)

Kentmonkey?
Surely not the same from Eurogamer?

My Cousin Vinai (Formerly Faisal Narrage)
My Cousin Vinai (Formerly Faisal Narrage)

FYI guys, if you don’t understand something, you don’t need to neg.
I was checking to see if the user is the same person that I’ve regularly engaged with over the years in a gaming forum, in a group dedicated to arsenal fans. It’s such an unusual name, I was wondering if it was the same person.

Gosh.

CozyBandit
CozyBandit

What’s the likely impact of Brexit, hard or otherwise, on future transfer markets? Discuss

Del Boy
Del Boy

Brexit?
Meh

Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia
Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia

Borisexit in place?

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

I heard Boris sexit too much

David Hillier's luggage
David Hillier's luggage

No more youth team signings like Fabregas or Bellerin. Suspect work permit regulations will probably mean hyper inflated prices for middle of the road British players too

Santori
Santori

They’ll bring them in much younger.

Goonereality
Goonereality

Well, I guess that the movement of players from this country from/to the EU will be governed by the basic rules covering everyone else. If there’s no automatic freedom of movement, as we have now, clubs will need to make the case for the player and get a visa or other similar paperwork – very much like for players coming from outside of the EU now. It probably won’t effect the level of fees although it may slow the volume down a little. Such fees either way are currently paid in Euro (used to be in US$ some years ago) and that won’t change.

Overall, the EPL should still remain a big draw because of the money in/around it, although La Liga is outspending it in transfer fees. They have two of the current four European “mega” clubs (Real Madrid and Barcelona), against one in the EPL (Man Utd), and one in the Bundesliga (Bayern Munich). However, City, Chelsea and Liverpool are all seen throughout Europe as successful sides as well and that should continue to enhance the EPL’s attraction/pulling power.

Santori
Santori

Price of domestic players should get more inflated.

Younger players particularly as they will one to bring them in so they can qualify as home grown.

Maybe that’s why we are also trying to stock up early on Saliba and Tierney if possible although not entirely a good argument.

Peter Story Teller
Peter Story Teller

Don’t see why British players fees will be inflated if we are in or out of the EU.
Supply and demand; a player is only worth what someone will pay for him so if a greedy club tries to over-value a British player no one will buy.
Government are not saying Europeans cannot come here to live and work but they want to be selective about who they let in. Just think how much income tax Ozil is handing over to HMRC each year!
Would you want to stop his mates joining him?

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

Boris Johnson is a cunt

Clockendrider
Clockendrider

Why?

Wetnoodle
Wetnoodle

How come that player from Nigeria not playing for Arsenal is fault of brexit? 😀 please enlighten me

SB Still
SB Still

Good luck to Nwakali.

There seems to be a clear out of anyone who has never really played for us.

Jack
Jack

Koscielny will be absolutely fuming! ‘Why are they letting him leave for free and not me!’

Peter Story Teller
Peter Story Teller

Simples! Koscielny is an established member of the first team and Captain whereas Nwakali is from the Academy and is considered surplus to requirements.

Group captain mandrake
Group captain mandrake

Whoosh!

My Cousin Vinai (Formerly Faisal Narrage)
My Cousin Vinai (Formerly Faisal Narrage)

Peter Joke Misser, more like.

David Hillier's luggage
David Hillier's luggage

I wonder how he might have progressed given a stable club set up and wasn’t farmed around because of work permit issues. Same goes for Asano.

Santori
Santori

Hope both can push on. You never know, they may still get good in the career.

Clockendrider
Clockendrider

I guess we’ll see. If he makes a breakthrough, then we got it wrong. We’ve probably got it right.

My Cousin Vinai (Formerly Faisal Narrage)
My Cousin Vinai (Formerly Faisal Narrage)

I’d say less so for Asasno, as he was already 23/24 when we signed him, so not much room for development.

Football is cruel. I’m not sure Sam Chuks would’ve got the playtime here that he’s received at Villareal, which would’ve significantly impacted his development.

By and large, it does seem that’s probably in the best interest for most young players to play for a club where they can play regularly and work up the system, than jump straight to a top club’s academy, it seems.

Rob67
Rob67

Another product of our recent scattergun approach which produced a lot of sound and smoke and very little else.

Let’s hope the new set up, can get a more streamlined approach which actually delivers.

Merlin's Panini
Merlin's Panini

His acquisition was hardly from a scattergun approach. He had just won the Golden ball at the U17 world cup when we signed him. He was very highly rated. It just didn’t work out. That’s just how it goes sometimes. You never know for sure which players will fully blossom or when they will.

Public Elneny
Public Elneny

Yeah I don’t think the problem here was with scouting, more how his development was handled. He was an exciting talent.

He didn’t even spend a single extended period with the U-18s/U-23s before he was farmed around to various clubs. He had no stability whatsoever, no frame of reference for what he had to work towards. Surely it’s far better for players to prove themselves in the Arsenal youth teams and THEN go for the loan route to try and bridge the gap to the first team? I mean we do that in most cases, but why not here?

I can’t remember if he had work permit issues? But if we can’t secure a work permit, we should just accept defeat and not bring them here in the first place. No point whatsoever in messing around with the lives and careers of these kids. Maybe Joel Campbell would be a world beater if not for us 😉

Ivan the Terrible
Ivan the Terrible

3 FA Cups

Public Elneny
Public Elneny

FA cups are icing on the cake. But if there’s no cake, you’re left with a puddle of icing..

Wolfgang
Wolfgang

When the ball is kicked in August,all managers will be under pressure ie win and win consistently 90% of the time. Emery is no exception.
As for Mcquire if MU fail to challenge by Xmas the manage will be out. This the harsh reality.

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

Here’s hoping

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts

Can we talk about defenders please?

Kroenke the Klown
Kroenke the Klown

That’s Nwak yo

Jon

Someone forgot to tell Nwakali, because he just publbished a tweet saying he knows nothing about a transfer.