Arsenal-bound teenage sensation granted visa as he flies to London
By Arsenal correspondent Tony Hughes| Premier League expert with experience of breaking big stories, including exclusives like this
Follow us on Twitter @footyinsider247
Wonderkid Samuel Chukwueze has finally been granted documentation and will fly to London to complete his move to Arsenal, the youngster has revealed.
The Nigerian midfielder’s transfer to Emirates Stadium had been held up while he waited for visa and work permit clearance.
But he has has now been given the green light to move to Arsenal and link up with his countryman and fellow teenager Kelechi Nwakali, who joined the Gunners a fortnight ago.
Chukwueze is set to board a British Airways flight to London on Monday night and head to Arsenal, where he will undergo a medical and sign a four-year contract.
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
Nwakali has said he is set to complete his move to the north Londoners, where he will initially link up with the Arsenal academy.
“My trip to London is on Monday night,” Chukwueze told AfricanFootball.com. “I’m happy that everything is going well and I will do my best when I get there by the grace of God.”
Football Insider revealed last month that Arsenal’s double deal for Nwakali and and teenage countryman Samuel Chukwueze was ’99 per cent done’ after a £4million deal was accepted by the Diamond academy in Nigeria.
Arsenal were among a number of leading European clubs who scouted Nwakali and Chukwueze in last year’s Fifa Under-17 World Cup in Chile.
Nwakali, 17, was named as player of the tournament, while Chukwueze, 16, also delivered a series of promising displays for Nigeria.
In other Arsenal transfer news, Mathieu Debuchy has spoken of his anger at being frozen out by Arsene Wenger before his January loan move to Bordeaux.