Nigeria teenage sensation Samuel Chukwueze has refuted claims that he has employed the services of a new agent as speculations grow over his Villarreal future following his impressive performances for the Super Eagles in Egypt.
Chukwueze has caught the attention of scouts from several top European clubs after his display for Nigeria in the on-going African Cup of Nations, especially in Nigeria’s 2-1 win over South Africa where he scored the opening goal and was also named the Man-of-the-Match.
Recent reports in some media outlets had suggested the 20-year-old has another representative other than his Canadian agent Graham Haedorn, but speaking from the Super Eagles camp in Cairo, Chukwueze denied the reports and cautioned clubs not to negotiate with anybody else but his agent.
He said: “I have not authorised anybody in any way to speak or mediate on my behalf at any level other than my agent. I’m happy with my current representatives and want to use this opportunity to caution clubs not to deal with anybody else.”
Promoted to the Villarreal senior squad midway through the 2018/19 season, Chukwueze wowed fans with his electric dribbling and direct style and picked up five goals as Villarreal secured their LaLiga status for another year.