Done Deal: Nwakali Returns On Loan To MVV Maastricht
Former Golden Eaglets captain, Kelechi Nwakali has returned to Dutch second division side MVV Maastricht on loan from Arsenal for the remainder of the campaign after cutting short his frustrating spell with VVV-Venlo in the top tier.
The 19-year-old midfielder scored on his debut for VVV-Venlo against Groningen but made just 12 appearances in total and was often used as a substitute.
Last season Nwakali was one of Arsenal’s standout loanees while at Maastricht as he played 34 times, scoring three goals and providing four assists.
The statement on MVV Maastricht reads after sealing the deal: “Last season we have already seen that Kelechi is a multifunctional attacking midfielder, who has a nose for the ‘final pass’. He returns in an attacking and dominant way of playing, as MVV wants to use it. He can get away at ’10’, but also as a hanging wing attacker.
“At VVV Venlo he has also shown at Eredivisie that he can be of value for the team in which he acts. At MVV Maastricht, however, he can collect even more minutes of play.
“We know what we can and should expect from him. That has absolutely weighed in our decision to bring him back to Maastricht, ” the statement concluded. Meanwhile, the Nigerian youngster has yet to feature for Arsenal at any level but is expected to return to the club in the summer for pre-season training.