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Sports News of Sunday, 12 June 2022


Swiss side Luzern hunt for Nwakali’s signature

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Three-time Swiss Cup champions Luzern are weighing up a move for Super Eagles midfielder Kelechi Nwakali according to a report on Transfermarkt.

The 24-year-old is currently without a club after Huesca terminated his contract in April.

In the 2021-22 campaign, he featured in 19 league games before joining the Nigeria national team for the delayed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Nwakali, who was named FIFA U-17 World Cup Player of The Tournament in Chile in 2015, joined Huesca in 2019, following an unsuccessful spell in England with Arsenal.

Following his inability to break into Arsenal’s first team, the Gunners sent the Nigerian to Dutch second division side MVV Maastricht.

He enjoyed further spells at VVV-Venlo and FC Porto B before he was shipped out of the Emirates Stadium for a move to Huesca.

In his maiden season at the Estadio El Alcoraz, he featured in just five games as the Spaniards got promoted to the Spanish elite division.

Huesca’s demotion to the second-tier saw him sent to Alcorcon for the remainder of the 2020-21 campaign.