By Sab Osuji:
Allwell Nwakali, elder brother of Golden Eaglets’ FIFA U-17 World Cup winning captain, Kelechi Nwakali has insisted there is no cause for alarm over the youngster’s potential move to north London side, Arsenal, despite rumours that the deal is in tatters, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
There were suggestions that FIFA’s new clampdown on the transfer of players below the age of 18 poses a real threat to the Nigerian youngster’s Emirate Stadium potential move.
But Allwell, the senior Nwakali, told Completesportsnigeria.com that the deal is right on track.
“I don’t think there’s anything to fear about the deal not going on as planned,” Nwakali Senior said on Sunday.
“Given the type of visa we applied for, we hope it will be available within the shortest possible time.
“Don’t forget, there are always ways such transactions are done, so I assure you we’ll get there.
“There are no threats whatsoever on Kelechi’s Arsenal move, this I assure you. We’ve no worries at all as everything is moving according to plans.”
British tabloid, The Daily Star claims that only work permits and visas are holding up the deal.
But another British sports website, Soccernet.co.uk claims that the fear of FIFA's whip may be the biggest obstacle in the way of the deal.