Confusion has reached feverish point in the summer transfer saga of Chile 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup-winning captain, Kelechi Nwakali, as contradictory media reports indicate that he has reached an agreement with NAC Breda of Holland, after apparently missing out on a lavishly hyped switch to FC Porto of Portugal.
However, in spite of latest reports indicating that Nwakali has accepted an alternative option of joining Breda this summer, his older brother, Allwell stated in another report that his sibling is closer to a deal with Porto.
Though pictures of Nwakali have appeared on social media, confirming he was at NAC’s home ground, Rat Verlegh Stadion in Breda, his older brother and intermediary insists the Porto deal is still on.
Allwell Nwakali stressed that Porto have already agreed to a loan deal with Arsenal for his brother, but says an option-to-buy clause has not been included in the agreement.
Nwakali Snr expatiated: ”The news is not correct, Porto are processing his paperwork and any moment from now, he will have his medical. He has nothing to do with NAC Breda.”
The contrastive report, though, states that, with the deal at Porto failing to materialise, despite his trip to their base in the city of Oporto to pull the signature through, Nwakali will now make do with Breda.
The report states further that, while it appears like a mere consolation to his earlier high aspirations, Nwakali is taking the Breda deal in his stride and quickly took to social media to highlight his arrival at the Dutch club, who had ex-under-23 national team striker, Sadiq Umar on their cards last season.
Nwakali posted pictures of himself in Holland posing in a chair with the crest of Breda and reports in the Netherlands suggest the move will be made officially later on Friday.
Nwakali previously played for two other clubs in Holland, also on loan to VVV Venlo and MVV Maastricht, where he had a couple of spells, including the second half of last season.