Huesca make Nwakali decision as Leeds, Bournemouth look to pounce

The Nigerian youngster’s dream of playing in the Premier League will have to cool off this summer as the Spanish side decides to hold on to their rough diamond for a while longer

Sociedad Deportiva Huesca have decided that Kelechi Nwakali is not for sale and are looking to make the Nigerian midfielder a core part of their first-team squad this season.

Nwakali has not had the best of times since leaving Arsenal – without playing a single match for the first team – for Huesca in 2019.

The former Golden Eaglets hero only featured sparingly for the Oscenses in the first half of last season as the side struggled for survival in the Spanish La Liga.

But a switch to lower league side Alcorcon changed the fortunes for the dynamic midfielder as he showed glimpses of the quality that made Arsenal sign him straight after the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Nwakali’s excellent performances have attracted Premier League side Leeds United and Championship club Bournemouth, two teams keen on adding the Nigerian youth international to their squad.

But Huesca, with a desire to return to La Liga straight after suffering relegation last term, have no intention of allowing Nwakali to depart anytime soon.

As per World News, the Aragon-based side insists that they have not received any formal bid for the 23-year-old and are reportedly not willing to negotiate should any club be ready to pay the player’s €15 million release clause.

Nwakali returned to Huesca’s preseason camp on Monday, a whole week after other players resumed, and he is expected to join team training should his coronavirus tests come out negative.

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