- Samuel Chukwueze who was born in Umuahia, Abia state, played for several local sides
- The Villarreal winger has donated equipment to his former club Super Stars in Abia
- Reports also say Premier League clubs Manchester United and Liverpool are trailing the youngster
Super Eagles star Samuel Chukwueze has supported Abia state based grassroots football club Super Stars with sporting equipment said to be worth millions of naira.
The Villarreal of Spain winger made the donation through his mother Sarah on Thursday, December 17, as part of his efforts to support grassroots football, according to Complete Sports.
It was gathered that Chukwueze had played for the club at a tender age and according to president of the academy Victor Apugo, the materials donated by the player are high grade, as he expresses gratitude to the gesture.
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Apugo who praised the player for remembering his humble beginnings added that it will serve as a motivation to players in the academy to work harder.
“I’m very happy for these equipment and I can’t thank Sammy (Chukwueze) enough. This will serve as a motivation to the fledgling talents we have at Super Stars – that they can make it to the top too, while also improving the quality of our training to European standards.
“I’m mostly happy because this gesture by Chukwueze shows his willingness to give back to the society and that he hasn’t forgotten where he’s coming from. With this kind of cool-headedness and sense of responsibility, he’ll definitely get to the pinnacle of world football.”
Premier League club Manchester United are reportedly targeting Super Eagles of Nigeria star as the Red Devils are looking to edge Real Madrid to the signing of the 21-year-old to the Old Trafford.
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Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s side has failed in signing their major target Jadon Sancho from German side Borussia Dortmund and now they are considering a bid for Chukwueze.
It was also gathered that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is also interested in the youngster who already has 17 international caps for Nigeria scoring 3 goals.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Alex Iwobi saw 83 minutes of action in Everton’s 2-1 win over his former club Arsenal at the Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon, December 19.
The Super Eagles attacking midfielder left Premier League club Arsenal in 2019 after spending five season with the Emirates’ based club where he scored 11 goals in 100 appearances.
He was made to face his former side and the 24-year-old was instrumental in the fixture which further compounded the woes of his former side.
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