After five remarkable years at the Estadio de la Cerámica, Nigerian sensation Samuel Chukwueze could be saying farewell to Villarreal as some of Europe’s top clubs, including his latest conquest Real Madrid, scramble to secure the Super Eagles winger’s signature.
Chukwueze is enjoying the best season of his career since arriving at Villarreal in 2018, having notched 13 goals and 11 assists.
His stellar performances have caught the eye of several Premier League teams, but it was his dazzling display against Real Madrid last weekend that truly set tongues wagging.
The 23-year-old Nigerian scored a brace in Villarreal’s thrilling 3-2 victory at the Santiago Bernabeu, a performance that may well help pave his way to the Spanish capital.
Spanish media outlet Marca reports that Real Madrid’s president, Florentino Perez, dreams of having Samuel Chukwueze on one wing and Vinicius Junior on the other.
With Marco Asensio’s contract expiring and Eden Hazard’s future uncertain, Los Blancos could be looking to bolster their attack this summer.
Chukwueze’s recent form has made him a prime target for the La Liga champions, who are keeping a close eye on the Super Eagles forward.
Chukwueze’s impressive performances this season, including becoming the first player since Lionel Messi in April 2017 to complete seven dribbles in a LaLiga match against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, have attracted interest from several top clubs.
Real Madrid Eyeing Nigerian Sensation Samuel Chukwueze for Summer Transfer
Previously linked to Premier League sides such as Aston Villa and Arsenal, Chukwueze would likely jump at the opportunity to join Real Madrid, given the club’s prestigious stature. However, an €80 million release clause may stand in the way of his dream move.
Having joined Villarreal for a mere €500k in 2018, Chukwueze has proven to be a bargain for the Spanish side. Although the club is reportedly willing to sell the Nigerian star for a fee in the range of €75-80 million, the hefty price tag may deter potential suitors.
Chukwueze’s exploits have not gone unnoticed by his current club, with Villarreal’s official Twitter account stating: “We won’t ever forget his performance today.” The Nigerian winger’s 13 goals and 11 assists this season have played a crucial role in Villarreal’s pursuit of Champions League qualification.
Since joining Villarreal in 2018, Samuel Chukwueze has tallied an impressive 41 goals and 33 assists in 217 appearances. His dazzling skills and eye for goal have made him a fan favorite and one of the most sought-after talents in European football. With the summer transfer window fast approaching, all eyes will be on Chukwueze’s next move as the battle for his signature heats up.