Huesca Demand €15m For Nwakali

Huesca Demand €15m For Nwakali

Leeds United have reportedly been told they must pay £15million in order to sign Huesca midfielder Kelechi Nwakali.

Leeds have one major name in the door with Junior Firpo arriving to solve the left-back issue, while Amari Miller and Sean McGurk have also signed to bolster the under-23s.

With pre-season now underway for the Whites, the club need to push on with signings, including a midfielder that could potentially play in Kalvin Phillips or Mateusz Klich’s role.

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Leeds need more depth in midfield and The Athletic have claimed that they hold interest in Huesca man Kelechi Nwakali.

Alongside Leeds in their reported interest are newly-promoted outfit Watford, who are looking to follow in the Whites’ footsteps of Premier League consolidation.

Following an impressive loan last season, Huesca could looking to cash in on the 23-year-old.

The Telegraph are claiming that any club that are looking to sign the Nigerian will be forced to pay their £15million asking price.

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  • Jones 3 years ago

    Nobody would pay €15m for Nwakali….for one,Nwakali has not had a full season of football since he went to Europe just half season loans. It would be very hard for Nwakali to get work permit before January…It would be great for Super Eagles if Nwakali joins the contingent of Nigeria players in Premier league for 21/22 season.
    But let’s not kid ourselves. No club will pay 15m for Nwakali

    • Very correct.

    • Presh 3 years ago

      Correct man. Maybe £3Million. He’s not been playing high level football.

    • Adisboy 3 years ago

      Jones, work permit will no longer be a problem as he has now been playing in the EU for over 5 years now. Take Awoniyi for instance, he now has a work permit for the same reason. I hope & pray that Nwakali succeeds with this Leeds move. It’s the missing link in the SE’s midfield.

  • Femdy 3 years ago

    I’m not sure he will pay that same amount for himself.

  • @jones…. Football they say is full of surprises….The white man sees football in a different prism from us…. Football is also evolving in tactics and technique….A new tactics might favour players that play in a certain way or players with a particular style of play….Never say Never my brother…..This is what I said when I first heard that almighty Man utd and Chelsea where taking each other to court for a skinny unknown Nigerian kid but atlast I was made to eat my words….. Football is full of wonders

    • Chris 3 years ago

      “Football is full of wonders”… agreed, now down to business. I ask you speaking the language of a football businessman, will you pay €15m for Nwakali?

      A Simple yes or no.

      Your answer will define if you understood the business angle of what you said up there… “…Football is also evolving…”

    • Michael 3 years ago

      We all knows that Nwakali isn’t a fluke..he’s an extraordinary talent but just unlucky or wrongly used.
      It all depends on a coach. A coach who has been following and monitoring him can pay even more for him because that young man is an utter tactical player and would do wonders when given full opportunity.

  • Frank AN 3 years ago

    Huesca is not being honest and realistic to themselves. They dont see value in him, let him go.. A Figure between 5-10m would be fair, due to the fact they got him for almost nothing.

  • Collins id 3 years ago

    Any coach who sees another pogba in nwakali will pay 15 million, it is sure to coaches that the guy is a great passer of the ball and a good freekick taker, good dribbler in addition to it, if given the right confidents nwakali is not far from pogba. Victor moses was always underated and loaned out by many coaches chelsea employed, but when conte came in he saw an extraodinary talent and acknowledged it, some coaches judgements on players are very wrong nwakali is a genius and time will prove me right.

    • What about having a work permit to play in the EPL? How many games has he played for the Super Eagles? Even if he’s bought, he would be loaned out like the Omeruos, Awoniyis etc. Don’t forget he was in Arsenal from 2016 – 2019 but played zero games.

  • pompei 3 years ago

    I’m no expert in player valuation, but a 15M asking price for Nwakali may make sense depending on who is buying. Nwakali may not be valued by some clubs, but he may solve a huge tactical problem for another club, and that club would be willing to pay that much for him, because of what they feel he can do for them.
    Leeds play all action, total football, and their interest in him is evidence of his personal development. Leeds would never look at a slouch of a midfielder. The midfield is a very important part of their game, and they will be looking to bring in quality.
    They have a crafty striker in the person of Bamford, who thrives on quality crosses and passes. They also have pacy wingers who can run in behind defenses and latch on to passes. They need midfielders with vision and passing ability. Kevin Phillips fulfilled this role with distinction last season. An in-form Nwakali can do same.
    With Kevin Phillips likely on his way out following stellar performances at the Euros, this might just be Nwakali’s chance to play premier league football.

    • GLORY 3 years ago

      Thank you @ Pompeii, you’ ve just wiped off the sweat from Nwakali’s agent. Sweat caused by some of the above comments. I’ m sure the agent is the one that gave you a thumbs up. Lolzzz..

      • pompei 3 years ago

        Na thumbs up I go chop? He should wire me my share of the agency fees asap. Loooool! Thanks bro.

  • Marcelo Bielsa,
    I have always admired this man as a coach, He turns raw talent into gold and great finished products.
    I wish he will accept to coach the SE or at least accept Emmanuel Amuneke and Manu Garba on a season long internship at Leeds United.

    That said, If this great coach has shown interest in Kelechi Nwakali, be rest assured he has seen value in him.

    and I pray that this breakthrough deal crosses the finish line for the sake of Kelechi and the SE.

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