Leeds United interested in giving Nigerian midfielder another chance in England

There are already several Nigerian footballers in the English topflight, but another could join them in the coming weeks

Leeds are interested in signing Huesca midfielder Kelechi Nwakali this summer, according to The Athletic.

Nwakali would jump at another chance to return to England and impress after failing to make his mark at Arsenal during a three-year stay.

The talented youngster was the star for the Golden Eaglets at the under-17 World Cup in 2015, where he led Nigeria to the title as their captain.

Nwakali won the Golden Ball Award, ahead of more celebrated teammates like Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze.

He signed for Arsenal in the summer of the following year but was farmed out on loan to Maastricht, Venlo, and Porto B before his release in September 2019 without a first-team appearance to his name.

Nwakali moved to Huesca but failed to secure a regular first-team spot before he went on loan to Alcorcon, where he showed his quality once again.

His performances in the Segunda Division have reportedly caught the attention of Leeds, who are badly in need of another central midfielder this summer.

Leeds would have to try hard for the 22-year-old as Watford are also reportedly monitoring the Nigerian’s situation. 

Nwakali has just one year left on his contract at the Spanish second division side and could be on the move in the coming weeks.

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