Aston Villa Nigerian teenage sensation Carney Chukwuemeka is attracting interest from European giants Bayern Munich and Juventus.
Chukwuemeka, 17, is highly-rated by Villa and signed his first professional contract last October.
The central midfielder has impressed for Villa’s development squad this season and is being tipped to shine for England at the Under-19 European Championship in Romania this summer.
He had been in line to make his senior debut against Liverpool in the FA Cup earlier this month, but was ruled out following a coronavirus outbreak at the club.
Chukwuemeka was training with the first-team in the lead up to that match and, though he didn’t test positive for coronavirus, had to self-isolate under government guidelines as he was inside the first-team bubble and therefore could not return to the development squad to play.
And according to talkSPORT, Bayern and Juve are just two of the clubs that are keeping a close eye on Chukwuemeka’s development, but they are yet to formalise their interest in him.
Villa chief executive Christian Purslow, speaking at the Villa Supporters’ Trust AGM last year, labelled Chukwuemeka as one of the best young prospects in England.
“We have one right now, probably the best 16-year-old in England, Carney. Absolutely no debate, he’s starting for the U23s.
“That’s what you want with your 16 year olds. Not people who are not quite breaking into the first team, but staying around on contracts because it isn’t quite happening.”
talkSPORT understands Villa have no intention of selling Chukwuemeka at this stage and are keen for him to continue his progress with the club.
If he was to pursue interest from abroad, Chukwuemeka would follow in the footsteps of a number of young English talents in opting to make the move overseas.
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