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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Revealed: The fee Arsenal have to pay to get Nigerian wonderkid

By 1970's Gooner

Kelechi Iheanach’s performance at the just concluded Fifa Under 17 World Cup, where he won the Golden Ball award, has not gone unnoticed by some of the elite clubs in Europe.

This includes Arsenal. Chief scout Steve Rowley has watched the youngster in action and has been impressed.

"I can confirm that Arsenal FC's Steve Rowley, acknowledged Kelechi Iheanacho's talents early in the World Cup and has said some very nice words about him," Henry Galeano the player's agent said.

Nigeria won the tournament and Iheanacho scored four goals in the final against Mexico.

Greek side PAOK has also entered the race for his signature but it is expected that should Wenger give the go ahead the young player will want to follow in the footsteps of Nigerian great Kanu to Arsenal.

The fee is expected to be 400.000 euros rising to 700.000 with appearances and other performance related bonuses.

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