Samuel Chukwueze: Liverpool plotting £34m January transfer move for Nigerian winger

Samuel Chukwueze: Liverpool plotting £34m January transfer move for Nigerian winger

- Samuel Chukwueze could join Liverpool before the close of January transfer window

- The Reds want the Villarreal winger for about £34m as back up for Mohamed Salah

- Chukwueze was part of the Super Eagles squad that won bronze medal at AFCON 2019

Premier League table-toppers Liverpool are reportedly planning to make a move for Super Eagles star Samuel Chukwueze in a deal around £34 million.

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations bronze-winning winger has been superb for his Spanish League side Villarreal since he broke into the team in 2018.

French League giants Lyon are also said to have shown interest in signing the Nigerian football star who made 2019 Kopa Trophy top ten chart.

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According to Daily Mail, the Yellow Submarines are not ready to allow their man to leave unless they get the right price for him.

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Chukwueze's release clause in his current deal with the La Liga side is £53.5 million but they are likely to accept £34m.

The 20-year-old has scored three goals in 18 appearances for the club this campaign as he could become the Reds second signing this month.

Jurgen Klopp's side already completed the signing of Takumi Minamino from Red Bull Salzburg in a deal around £7.25 million.

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Chukwueze plays on the right flank for Villarreal, and his arrival at Anfield would spark up competition for Xherdan Shaqiri as the deputy to Salah on the flank.

Read Liverpool FC reports that the Swiss' future at the club is in doubt following the limited game time he gets, and Galatasaray are said to be eyeing a move for the winger. earlier reported that Samuel Chukwueze has shared his grass to grace experience after missing out on signing for top European sides shortly after winning the U17 World Cup in 2015.

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The Villarreal striker had a major setback after missing out in joining Arsenal, Porto and Redbull Salzburg.

Some of his teammates had secured respective moves to top European sides but the Super Eagles star kept his head up, returned home and worked harder.

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