Super Eagles and Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze highly compared to Arjen Robben has continued to impress with Villareal, and currently the side’s most valuable asset, something he proved again as he got a goal and bagged an assist as his team got a 4-4 result against La Liga champions Barcelona at home on Tuesday, 2nd April 2019.
Villarreal managed to beat teams such as Porto and Monaco to secure the 19-year-old’s signature back in 2017, signing him for just 500,000 euros, but knowing his worth, Villareal included a 40 million euro release clause in a new contract he signed last summer.
Samuel Chukwueze, the Nigeria youngster scored the fastest goal of the U-17 World Cup in 2015 against Chile, the host nation and also won the bronze boot of the competition then at just 14, says his parents burnt his boots to stop him from playing football, but inspite of the restrictions he never gave up until he finally got his parents blessings.
The Nigerian impressed with his performance against Barcelona on Tuesday night, showing off his skills against Clement Lenglet, who at times could not contain his opponent. Speed, agility and wonderful technique are just some of the skills that Chukwueze demonstrated on the Estadio de la Ceramica pitch against the league leaders.
Chukwueze has contributed seven goals in all competitions this season but says “I want to put in more hard work and make more progress, move up and never come down.” With potential interest from several Premier League clubs, Villarreal are eager to retain his services for the next campaign.
The motivation for Chukwueze is progressing in his game and seeing his mom and siblings happy. The Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze value has multiplied since his move to Villarreal and the Nigerian is one of the players in Europe’s top five leagues whose market value has progressed the most this season.