Super Eagles Star Kelechi Nwakali Rejects Move To FC Zurich Over Wages

Nigerian midfielder Kelechi Nwakali has turned down an offer of €23,000 per month offer from Swiss side FC Zurich, according to Spanish daily, Diario Sport.

Nwakali, who had his contract at Huesca terminated towards the end of last season, is reportedly holding out for a better deal to join the club.

The 24-year-old blamed being away on international duty with the Super Eagles at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon earlier this year for his travails, after Huesca wrote of the deal.

The former Arsenal midfielder revealed this in an emotional letter posted on Twitter in April.

The 23-year-old, who joined Huesca in 2019 and made 33 appearances for the club before his exit, revealed that the club’s Sporting Director, Ruben Garcia, threatened to stop him from playing for the club if he joined up with the Eagles in Cameroon for the tournament that was not too important.

Nwakali wrote as cited by Sports Central: “It comes with huge regret that I am writing this message after SD Huesca announced the termination of my contract. “I have kept silent out of respect for the Huesca fans and my teammates but I will no longer suffer in silence. The time has come for people to know the truth and why these past few months have been awful for me and my family.

He added: “In December 2021, I experienced the biggest honour of my life after I received a full international call-up for my beloved Nigeria. But the joy of this moment quickly came crashing down when the club’s Sporting Director, Ruben Garcia, put extreme pressure on me not to go to AFCON due to it ‘not being an important tournament! “Garcia told me that if I attended AFCON I will not play for Huesca again.




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