Arsenal has reportedly included a ‘mandatory purchase’ clause in Kelechi Nwakali’s loan deal with Porto in what seems a shocking news coming out of Portugal.
The Nigerian International is very highly rated and was expected to be moving closer to time playing within Arsenal’s setup, but a report from Portugal suggests that Porto will be required to buy him for €4m should he make more than 10 appearances for their first team.
So far, Nwakali has made four appearances for their B team.
Speaking after he left the club on loan again in July, the Nigerian midfielder 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.
”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.
”I’m a young footballer still growing and I hope to learn from players at the club,” Nwakali told aoifootball.com.
Nwakali has scored seven goals and assisted with five in 52 appearances for MVV Maastricht and it is really hard to believe that this ‘mandatory purchase’ clause exists.
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