Golden Eaglets star Samuel Chukwueze will undergo a medical at English Premier League club Arsenal on Tuesday after flying aboard a British Airline flight on Monday night to London.
The Nigeria youth international will sign a four-year contract to tie up the switch.
Chukwueze’s move is part of a £4m double deal involving compatriot Kelechi Nwakali who are both a product of Diamond Academy.
Chukwueze’s transfer to Emirates Stadium had been held up while he waited for visa and work permit clearance. But he has has now been given the green light to move to Arsenal and link up with fellow teenager Kelechi Nwakali, who joined the Gunners a fortnight ago.
Arsenal were among a number of leading European clubs who scouted Nwakali and Chukwueze in last year’s Fifa Under-17 World Cup in Chile.
Nwakali, 17, was named as player of the tournament, while Chukwueze, 16, also delivered a series of promising displays and scored three goals for Nigerian from midfield.