Nigerian football star Kelechi Nwakali, has officially joined Portuguese side, FC Porto on a season loan deal from Arsenal.
The 19-year-old midfielder from Imo State who joined Arsenal in the summer of 2016, before immediately joining MVV Maastricht on loan will spend one-year with Portuguese club who has an option to make the deal permanent.
Nwakali told FC Porto: “My main goal is to develop and evolve as a player, to improve my qualities and the other aspects that I know I need to correct to grow in the way I play. I think FC Porto is the right place to evolve as a player.”
Nwakali also hopes to meet FC Porto legend Deco to recount how impactful he was to his career.
“I know Porto very well, because one of my idols in football played here: Deco. He was a player that I loved to watch and I hope one day being able to meet him and tell him the importance he had in my desire to be a football player.”