Arsenal insert surprising clause in Nigerian’s contract

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Arsenal apparently inserted a ‘mandatory purchase’ clause in Kelechi Nwakali’s loan deal with Porto in what seems a surprising bit of news coming out of Portugal.

Nwakali is very highly rated and was expected to be moving closer to time playing within Arsenal’s setup, but a report from Portugal claims that Porto will be required to buy him for €4m should he make more than 10 appearances for their first team.

So far, the Nigerian midfielder has made four appearances for their B team.

Speaking after he left the club on loan again in July, Nwakali was very clear that he saw his future with Arsenal, so this would seem to be a surprising clause if it exists.

”If Porto thought I had nothing to add, they wouldn’t have brought me to come to Portugal. So, I hope to get the chance and I believe I can do it; all I need is the chance,” Nwakali told

”Coach Amuneke once taught me that every chance you get, you should learn. So, that is it for me here at FC Porto. I came here to add to my knowledge.

”It is a good move for me. It’s the kind of improvement for me to keep developing and that will be until I get my work permit and have a chance to play in England. 


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