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Atletico Madrid Keen To  Sign Chukwueze From Villareal

Atletico Madrid Keen To  Sign Chukwueze From Villareal

Spanish giants,  Atlético Madrid are keen on signing Nigeria winger, Samuel Chukwueze from LaLiga rivals,  Villareal, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Chukwueze, 19, has scored four goals in 12 outings in all competitions for Villareal this season and has also attracted interests from clubs outside Spain.

Arsenal and Leicester City are said to be interested in acquiring the services of the former Nigeria youth international who only broke into Villareal ‘ s first team this season

Chukwueze ‘ s contract with Villareal is due to expire at the end of the season  and   the Yellow Submarines are desperate to tie  him down to  a new deal.

Atletico Madrid according to a report in Leicester mercury.co.uk are  however preparing a bid in the region of €40 for the youngster.

Capable of playing on either flank, Chukwueze made  his senior international debut for Nigeria  in a friendly encounter against the Cranes of Uganda in October.

He won the FIFA U-17 World Cup with Nigeria in 2015.

By Adeboye Amosu

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 6
  • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

    Old news but on the other hand this shows that these big clubs appreciates golden talents. The average guys in the SE should work harder if they want this sort of rumours as well!

     
  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA 2 years ago

    While Paul Aigbogun was being arrested for over eating and over drinking, stupid, isn’t he, this wonderful Nigerian kid was adulated and exulted by Clubs and Country. l heard Samuel said, with confidence the other day that, very soon Africa will soon know about him to nominate him for the top price. Yes, l may add that very soon, the whole World shall take note of his gift to this Game we all love so much.

    For a super league Club to place 40 million dollars for his services at this age (19) says it all.

     
  • Although, Samuel is getting interests from all the clubs mentioned above, he is not so sure about the Atletico Madrid story.

    The beauty is that he is firmly committed to his current club, to which many on this forum suggest he should stay for now to hone his skills, build his confidence, play regular football and further establish himself before thinking of moving.

    After all, Villarreal – the former club of prolific Diego Forlan whose goal dented Nigeria’s chances at the 2013 Confederation Cup – are not a small club.

    Speaking on the transfer speculations, Chukwueze told a media outlet: “Yes, I can confirm to you that there are a few interests from some top English clubs, but on the reports on Atletico Madrid, I’m not really sure about that.

    I have a contract here which expires in the summer and the club knows what to do. So, we will just keep our fingers crossed and see what happens before then.”

    The under 17 world cup winner went on to say: “But for now, the focus remains to help the club win as many games as possible and return us back to the top half of the table.”

    Maintaining his overall focus will be key to Chukwueze’s career longevity, wherever he might end up.

     
  • Chukwueze has always been rated highly and he knows his worth. This is why he pulled out of a deal with Arsenal and refused to sign for Porto when they undervalued him.

    Having said that, with the winter transfer window opening on the 2nd of January, the media is full of stories both real and planted about clubs wanting to sign players.

    Chukwueze, Kalu, Onyekuru, Onuachu, Ehugbulam, Collins, Osimhen, Ajayi, are some that have been linked to Athletico, Stuttgart, Dortmund, Juventus etc etc etc. I’ll believe it when the ink is dry on paper.

    Many of these reports are planted by the players agents in order to manipulate bargaining power to secure better terms, a pay rise or to drum up their market.

    What the boys need to do is to keep letting their football do the talking and leave the agents to do their work.

    Left to me, the only players that need to move are those in real danger of relegation so they don’t drop down a league and in valuation.

    Stay fit, perform well and show a great attitude, their time in the limelight will shine brighter