Departed Arsenal midfielder reveals buy-back clause

Date published: Monday 9th September 2019 11:41

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Kelechi Nwakali has not given up being successful with Arsenal, despite leaving the club in the summer.

The 21-year-old attacking midfielder signed for Segunda Division side Huesca at the start of the month to end a three-year spell with the club.

Nwakali never played for Arsenal’s senior side, but played on loan at VVV Venlo, Maastricht and Porto’s B team.

He decided to leave London permanently in the summer for Spain, but he has revealed there’s a buy-back clause inserted into his contract which could see him return to The Emirates.

The Nigerian told Score Nigeria:  “Arsenal are my dream club. I have joined Huesca so as to get enough game time and be back on track.

“One thing is for sure – it is not over for me yet at Arsenal because there’s a buy-back clause in my contract as well.

“At the end of the contract, it will be whether I’m going back to Arsenal or moving on from there.”

The Nigeria youth international signed for the Gunners after captaining his country at the 2015 Under-17 World Cup, where he won the Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player.

“It’s been a good journey with Arsenal since 2016 despite never played (sic) any official game for them,” he wrote on social media last week.

“I have gained a lot from my time here and everybody involved with the club have been great to me.

“I just want to say a big thank you and goodbye, because it is time to move on, time for another chapter and another challenge.”

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