Samuel Chukwueze: Barcelona turn to Super Eagles star as replacement for Dembele

Samuel Chukwueze: Barcelona turn to Super Eagles star as replacement for Dembele

- Samuel Chukwueze has been touted as a formidable replacement for injured Ousmane Dembele

- A group of football analysts in Spain have suggest the Nigerian international to the Camp Nou outfit

- Barcelona have been given permission by UEFA to sign a player after injuries to Dembele and Luis Suarez

- Chukwueze, 20, has already scored five goals for Villarreal this season and has been a key member of the Yellow Submarines

Samuel Chukwueze's move to Barcelona is gradually gaining grounds as reports have suggested that the Spanish club could cash-in on the Nigerian international for injured Ousmane Dembele.

UEFA recently agreed La Blaugrana's request to sign a player for injured Luis Suarez and the French international who has been ruled out of the season.

Reports in Spain claims football analysts have suggested the exciting Super Eagles winger to the La Liga champions.

The 20-year-old has scored five goals this season and his performances so far has aroused the interest of top Premier League club Liverpool.

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Liverpool’s €30million bid was rejected by the Yellow Submarines but Chelsea and Man City have also joined the race for Chukwueze.

His buyout clause is reportedly set at €65m and that is what Barcelona would need to cough out for the transfer of the Nigerian star.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Samuel Chukwueze has been attracting interest from top European clubs and Arsenal are the latest big side to want his services.

Chukwueze's Villarreal teammate Santi Carzola who left the Gunners six years ago confirmed friends at the London club have been making enquiries about the Nigerian winger and Spanish defender Pau Torres. also stated that Barcelona are the latest club to be interested in Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze, according to reports in Spain.

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Spanish news media outlet Don Balon claims the Nigerian sensation has caught the attention of the La Liga champions.

In the other news, reported that Anthony Joshua has taken a step further to become a bonafide citizen of his fatherland like every other Nigerian citizens.

The WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO heavyweight champion officially registered to get his national identity card and was handed the slip that had his identification numbers.

But many of the complaints were about getting the original identity cards after several years of registration. Nigerians reacted after NIMC posted photos of the Joshua's registration on their Twitter handle.

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