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Three-time Swiss Cup champions Luzern are weighing up a move for Super Eagles midfielder Kelechi Nwakali who is currently without a club

https://soccernet.ng/2022/06/three-time ... akali.html
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Please God let this be true oooo!!!
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Tobi17 wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:46 am Please God let this be true oooo!!!
Why what's so special about Switzerland?
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He is too talented to be playing in Switzerland, however, at this point he just needs a club.
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gochino wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:07 pm
Tobi17 wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:46 am Please God let this be true oooo!!!
Why what's so special about Switzerland?
We’re just thanking God the young man might be about to get a job.

Personally, I think Nwakali’s popularity is a head-scratcher that only makes sense because we over-value youth football (which makes sense; it’s one level we have anything to celebrate at the world stage).

He’s one of millions of very talented young people who lack the other intangibles that make someone a top player. I wish him well though.
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waka-man wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:53 pm
gochino wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:07 pm
Tobi17 wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:46 am Please God let this be true oooo!!!
Why what's so special about Switzerland?
We’re just thanking God the young man might be about to get a job.

Personally, I think Nwakali’s popularity is a head-scratcher that only makes sense because we over-value youth football (which makes sense; it’s one level we have anything to celebrate at the world stage).

He’s one of millions of very talented young people who lack the other intangibles that make someone a top player. I wish him well though.
Nah, even as disappointing as he has been since the youth level, he still brings something to the super eagles that no current player brings; possession in the middle, play making from the deep midfield position and accurate set pieces, we saw a glimpse of that at Afcon.
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gochino wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:40 pm
waka-man wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:53 pm
gochino wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:07 pm
Tobi17 wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:46 am Please God let this be true oooo!!!
Why what's so special about Switzerland?
We’re just thanking God the young man might be about to get a job.

Personally, I think Nwakali’s popularity is a head-scratcher that only makes sense because we over-value youth football (which makes sense; it’s one level we have anything to celebrate at the world stage).

He’s one of millions of very talented young people who lack the other intangibles that make someone a top player. I wish him well though.
Nah, even as disappointing as he has been since the youth level, he still brings something to the super eagles that no current player brings; possession in the middle, play making from the deep midfield position and accurate set pieces, we saw a glimpse of that at Afcon.
I think that is more an indictment of the SE rather than a celebration of Nwakali's pedigree.
I agree 100% with what waka-man has said.

We all fell in love with our youth starts and understandably so, but we have to accept that youth football is light years away from the full adult game.
Raw talent is only maybe 20% of the story.

Look at that super-talented Iheanacho class of 2013.
How many of them made it through?
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I think he brings value to the SE, since we are short of true "two-way" or "box to box" midfielders. Hopefully Peserio will look his way if he starts performing well at club well.
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olu wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:20 pm I think he brings value to the SE, since we are short of true "two-way" or "box to box" midfielders. Hopefully Peserio will look his way if he starts performing well at club well.
No sure about being a 2-way midfielder. The guy can pass but his workrate is very low. He strolls around sometimes like Ozil. Ozil thrilled us with his passing and assists but when you are not Messi or Ronaldo and you don't hustle (tackle, tracking back etc..) you are bound to clash with your coaches. Ozil is currently frozen out by the Fenebarche coach and I feel like Nwakali might be having issues with his past coaches for not playing to instruction.
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I was worried when he couldn't cut it in the dutch league. Most players do well in the dutch league unless you're a Chelsea youth player. At this point, his career trajectory is not better than the Swiss, Sweden, Norway or the Scottish league if we are being honest. If he balla, big clubs will notice and come calling.
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He doesn't have the work-rate of Ndidi or even Nwobodo or "prime Etebo",however, I would say his work rate is above average and not very low.
packerland wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:29 pm
olu wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:20 pm I think he brings value to the SE, since we are short of true "two-way" or "box to box" midfielders. Hopefully Peserio will look his way if he starts performing well at club well.
No sure about being a 2-way midfielder. The guy can pass but his workrate is very low. He strolls around sometimes like Ozil. Ozil thrilled us with his passing and assists but when you are not Messi or Ronaldo and you don't hustle (tackle, tracking back etc..) you are bound to clash with your coaches. Ozil is currently frozen out by the Fenebarche coach and I feel like Nwakali might be having issues with his past coaches for not playing to instruction.
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Damunk wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:05 pm
gochino wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:40 pm
waka-man wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:53 pm
gochino wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:07 pm
Tobi17 wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:46 am Please God let this be true oooo!!!
Why what's so special about Switzerland?
We’re just thanking God the young man might be about to get a job.

Personally, I think Nwakali’s popularity is a head-scratcher that only makes sense because we over-value youth football (which makes sense; it’s one level we have anything to celebrate at the world stage).

He’s one of millions of very talented young people who lack the other intangibles that make someone a top player. I wish him well though.
Nah, even as disappointing as he has been since the youth level, he still brings something to the super eagles that no current player brings; possession in the middle, play making from the deep midfield position and accurate set pieces, we saw a glimpse of that at Afcon.
I think that is more an indictment of the SE rather than a celebration of Nwakali's pedigree.
I agree 100% with what waka-man has said.

We all fell in love with our youth starts and understandably so, but we have to accept that youth football is light years away from the full adult game.
Raw talent is only maybe 20% of the story.

Look at that super-talented Iheanacho class of 2013.
How many of them made it through?
I am with you. Dude took one free kick in SE practice and it be like say Jay Jay was reborn. The data so far just does not support the hype. I hope he gets a club but weary there will be yet another excuse should he flail in another lowly team
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kawawa wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:01 pm
Damunk wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:05 pm
gochino wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:40 pm
waka-man wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:53 pm
gochino wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:07 pm
Tobi17 wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:46 am Please God let this be true oooo!!!
Why what's so special about Switzerland?
We’re just thanking God the young man might be about to get a job.

Personally, I think Nwakali’s popularity is a head-scratcher that only makes sense because we over-value youth football (which makes sense; it’s one level we have anything to celebrate at the world stage).

He’s one of millions of very talented young people who lack the other intangibles that make someone a top player. I wish him well though.
Nah, even as disappointing as he has been since the youth level, he still brings something to the super eagles that no current player brings; possession in the middle, play making from the deep midfield position and accurate set pieces, we saw a glimpse of that at Afcon.
I think that is more an indictment of the SE rather than a celebration of Nwakali's pedigree.
I agree 100% with what waka-man has said.

We all fell in love with our youth starts and understandably so, but we have to accept that youth football is light years away from the full adult game.
Raw talent is only maybe 20% of the story.

Look at that super-talented Iheanacho class of 2013.
How many of them made it through?
I am with you. Dude took one free kick in SE practice and it be like say Jay Jay was reborn. The data so far just does not support the hype. I hope he gets a club but weary there will be yet another excuse should he flail in another lowly team
He did some useful things here not just in practice:
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Does he have an Agent?
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Does he have an Agent?
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Nwakali has turned down FC Zurich because he wants more than €23,000 a month, Zurich will be playing CL football. Ok o.

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EMIR KONGI JAFFI JOFFA wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 10:59 pm Nwakali has turned down FC Zurich because he wants more than €23,000 a month, Zurich will be playing CL football. Ok o.

https://www.owngoalnigeria.com/2022/07/ ... ore-money/
Is that the best offer? Suppose he gets better monetary offer from another team playing CL? Just asking because I have no idea if that is tge best offer on the table.
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Being clubless, teams realize he may not be able to negotiate from a place of strength and will probably give him low wage offers. I hope he finds a decent team with decent pay.

That's a major drawback of not having a strong local league. If we had a better league, players unable to make it in Europe would be coming back to the NPFL, or better still only leaving Nigeria for a top league.
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Enugu II wrote: Sat Jul 02, 2022 12:11 am
EMIR KONGI JAFFI JOFFA wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 10:59 pm Nwakali has turned down FC Zurich because he wants more than €23,000 a month, Zurich will be playing CL football. Ok o.

https://www.owngoalnigeria.com/2022/07/ ... ore-money/
Is that the best offer? Suppose he gets better monetary offer from another team playing CL? Just asking because I have no idea if that is tge best offer on the table.
I don't know either. However, considering how many yrs he's been literally inactive, I'd assume he'd put a premium on playing regularly. FC Zurich would've been a good team for hm but maybe he's worth more.
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EMIR KONGI JAFFI JOFFA wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 10:59 pm Nwakali has turned down FC Zurich because he wants more than €23,000 a month, Zurich will be playing CL football. Ok o.

https://www.owngoalnigeria.com/2022/07/ ... ore-money/
Though the remuneration on offer looks small, he can negotiate other perks and bonuses that would make it worthwhile e.g.

1. bonuses against milestones (games and minutes played, goals scored etc.

2. Perks like his accommodation, car, flights for family holidays etc

3. And duration and exit terms - low buyout clause and shorter contract that would make him an attractive option for other clubs.

I suspect the story is not complete.
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Lolly wrote: Sat Jul 02, 2022 8:59 am
EMIR KONGI JAFFI JOFFA wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 10:59 pm Nwakali has turned down FC Zurich because he wants more than €23,000 a month, Zurich will be playing CL football. Ok o.

https://www.owngoalnigeria.com/2022/07/ ... ore-money/
Though the remuneration on offer looks small, he can negotiate other perks and bonuses that would make it worthwhile e.g.

1. bonuses against milestones (games and minutes played, goals scored etc.

2. Perks like his accommodation, car, flights for family holidays etc

3. And duration and exit terms - low buyout clause and shorter contract that would make him an attractive option for other clubs.

I suspect the story is not complete.

Yup. FC Zurich is a kid club with lots of experience in TOp completions, I don’t think they’d go after him without knowing they could get him. The story get K leg.
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