English Premier League giants Manchester City and Liverpool have joined the race to sign Super Eagles and Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze.
The Premier League title contenders have both identified the talented 19-year-old as a potential summer signing after monitoring his progress over the past year.
Chukwueze is a quick and skillful wide player who likes to start on the right and cut in to shoot with his favoured left foot.
He has been likened to his idol Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben in style and was named Nigeria Football Federation’s 2018 Young Player of the year this month.
Arsenal, Leicester City, and Atletico Madrid were all linked with the teenager at the start of the season but his rapid development has catapulted him into the focus of City and Liverpool.
Known as Samu, he has scored eight goals this season and has a buy-out clause set at £54million though Villarreal may be willing to accept a lower amount up front with guaranteed bonuses.