Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen Football Club has agreed in principle for Nigerian midfielder Chidi Nwakali to join the club on loan from Manchester City, subject to a work permit.

The 21-year-old has been a Man City player since 2014, but has spent most of his time out on loan at various clubs including Malaga, Girona and Norway’s Sogndal, where he scored four times in 26 appearances in last year’s Tippeligaen.

“Manchester City have been very keen for Chidi to get some competitive game time and it’s a deal we’ve been working on for a couple of months now,” manager Derek McInnes told Aberdeen’s website.

“I’m sure he will be a positive addition to our squad.”

Nwakali, who won the U-17 World Cup with Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets in 2013, will need to obtain a work permit for the move to be confirmed.


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