Nigerian Pilot Sports has been told that Arsenal agreed to splash a princely six million pounds for Nigeria youngsters Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze after taking more than two months to run the rule over the youngsters.
“Arsene Wengers was very impressed with what he saw after the two players shone brightly during last year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile. He had scouts on the terraces in Chile,’’ began our source at Umuahia-based Diamond Football Academy where the players ply their trade.
The source said the Premier League side was on the verge of paying 3.9 million pounds for Eaglets skipper Nwakali and another 2.1 million pounds for Chukwueze.
The youngsters and General Manager of Diamond Football Academy, Prince Victor Okechukwu Apugo are expected in London anytime from now to complete the transfer.
Last year, Nwakali’s agents demanded four million pounds from another EPL side Manchester City after he underwent trials at The Etihad.
City officials felt the player was overpriced and did not follow up on the deal.
Kelechi’s older brother Chidiebere is on the books of City and his own transfer three years ago was put at over three million pounds.
Similarly, Arsenal have not given up in their chase for Nigeria U-23 international, Victor Osimhen despite strong competition from Wolfsburg.
Arsenal were one of the first teams to express an interest to secure the signature of the Golden Boot winner at the last FIFA Under 17 World Cup and are being encouraged by the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, and Stellar Group.
United Kingdom-based agency Stellar Group have officially communicated to Ultimate Strikers, claiming that the Emirates outfit are willing to pay a four million pounds transfer fee for Victor Osimhen.
Jonathan Barnett’s Stellar Group had wanted to manage the affairs of the Golden Eaglets sensation immediately after the tournament in Chile but were only given a mandate for Arsenal.
Juventus, Inter Milan, Sporting Lisbon and R.S.C. Anderlecht are among a clutch of clubs interested in snapping up Osimhen from his nursery team.

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