According to a recent report by the Daily Mail, Liverpool are set to fight it out with Manchester City for the service of Villarreal CF winger Samuel Chukwueze during the summer transfer window. The same source has also revealed that the Nigerian speedster has a buyout clause of £54m inserted in his contract, but Villarreal could be convinced to accept a lower fee up front with guaranteed bonuses.
The Rapid Rise Of Samuel Chukwueze
Chukwueze has enjoyed a fantastic campaign with the Yellow Submarine after putting in some dazzling displays for them during this season. The 19-year-old grew up playing football in the Diamond Academy back in his homeland before Villarreal decided to give him a shot in the summer of 2017.
Since making a high-profile switch to Spain, the Nigerian talent managed to work his way up the club’s youth ranks and B team to finally establish himself as a regular first-team starter earlier this season.
Chukwueze has featured in a total of 36 matches for Javier Calleja’s side this term, finding the back of the net on eight occasions while providing three assists across all competitions. He has also earned an international cap for Nigeria and could play a significant role for his nation in the coming years if he can fulfil his true potential.
What Will The Nigerian Winger Bring To Anfield?
Chukwueze boasts blistering pace which helps him complete some incredible dribbles in the opposing half. His shots also pack a lot of power, and he often tends to be accurate with his attempts from range. If the Nigerian wide man can add more end-product to his game, then he can be a star in the making.
The potential acquisition of Chukwueze will undoubtedly bolster Jurgen Klopp’s attacking options in the future. However, for now, the La Liga wonderkid is still not ready to compete in the Premier League as he doesn’t have the upper body strength to cope with the physical toll of football in England.
Chukwueze: A Talent For The Future?
Even then, Chukwueze will be a fantastic addition to Klopp’s squad as he has the potential to be a success at Anfield for years to come. The Villarreal starlet will be a player to watch out for if he decided to make a switch to Merseyside in this off-season.
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