- Arsenal and Leicester City are reportedly considering a move for Nigeria's Super Eagles youngster Samuel Chukwueze
- The 19-year-old has scored six times in 22 appearances this season for Villareal
Arsenal and Leicester City have been linked with a move for Super Eagles star Samuel Chukwueze, The Sun reports.
According to the report, both Premier League clubs could make a move for the 19-year-old when the transfer window opens next month.
However, Villarreal are taking the speculation very serious and have stepped up their efforts to tie Chukwueze down with a bigger deal.
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Villarreal’s new coach, Luis Garcia admitted that Chukwueze is an important player in his team after watching the youngster score a wonder goal in the Europa League against Spartak Moscow.
Chukwueze has featured in 22 first-team appearances for Villarreal, finding the back of the net on six occasions.
He made his senior debut for Nigeria in October against Uganda during a friendly game played at the Stephen Keshi international stadium in Asaba.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Samuel Chukwueze, the 2015 U-17 World Cup Bronze boot winner, confirmed penning a professional contract with La Liga side Villarreal after months of negotiations.
The winger trained with the Spanish side's youth team as an 18-year-old after the World Cup tournament in Chile.
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