La Razon has recently reported that Wolverhampton Wanderers are among several clubs willing to move in for Villarreal CF winger Samu Chukwueze. It is believed that Wolves are facing stiff competition from Real Madrid, Leicester City, Everton, Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool in pursuit of the talented wide player (via La Razon).
Chukwueze’s Impressive Form At The Estadio de la Cerámica
The 21-year-old has made a lively start to this season after establishing himself as a key member of Unai Emery’s first XI. Chukwueze has found the back of the net once and secured three assists in 11 appearances for the Yellow Submarine this term across multiple competitions.
The Umahaia-born attacker has earned a lot of plaudits for putting in some eye-catching displays on the right side of Villarreal’s attack. He is averaging 0.8 tackles, 1.5 shots, 1.3 key passes and 1.6 dribbles per game in La Liga and the UEFA Europa League group stages. Chukwueze has also distributed the ball relatively well as evidenced by his pass completion rate of 79.9% in both those competitions (stats via whoscored).
The 14-time Nigerian international is destined to have a very bright future in European football, so Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo will do well to fend off competition from other top clubs and seal a move to bring him to the Molineux Stadium.
What Will The Nigerian International Bring To The Molineux Stadium?
Chukwueze is blessed with blistering pace which he can burn to leave his marker to bite the dust out on the flanks. He is an excellent dribbler with the ball at his feet as he has got terrific balance and close control to retain possession when he finds himself in tight spaces in the opposition half.
However, the Nigerian sensation needs to add more end-product to his game if he wants to become a well-respected winger at the highest level. Plus, he can also work a little bit harder on the field as he can sometimes fade in and out of matches.
At 21, Chukwueze will only get better with each year, so Wolves will benefit a lot if they can sign him for the long-run. He is perfectly suited to play as one of Nuno Espirito Santo’s forwards in either a 3-5-2 formation or even a 3-4-3 set-up. The Villarreal whizkid’s overall game will complement Raul Jimenez’s playing style quite well. Still, only time will tell whether he can cope with the physical nature and high intensity of football in England.
At the moment, Wolves have got Adama Traore, Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence fighting for a place on the wings at the Molineux. Hence, Chukwueze’s addition will only increase competition for them in the race to earn a regular starting spot in Nuno Espirito Santo’s senior team.