2015 U-17 World Cup Bronze boot winner Samuel Chukwueze has confirmed penning a professional contract with La Liga side Villarreal.
Samuel who trained with the Villarreal youth team as an 18-year-old after the World Cup tournament in Chile impressed the club’s officials.
The deal was completed on Tuesday and player posted a picture on instagram accompanied by his mother.
He shared his delight with the words: “Thank God @ last,, officially 🙏🙏🙏🙏 ”
As per Owngoalnigeria, Samuel signed a 5-year contract, but will spend time with the youth side from where his progress will be monitored for possible promotion to the first team.
The youngster scored three goals as Nigeria strolled to a fifth championship title in the U-17 World Cup.
rsenal then went ahead to sign Kelechi Nwakali. Samuel later surfaced on the radar of Portuguese side, FC Porto, but that move later fell through as well.
But Diamond Football Academy boss, Victor Apugo, confirmed Monday morning that Chukwueze has signed for Villarreal.
“Samuel (Chukwueze) has signed for Villarreal”, Apugo, who is called ‘Leader’ hilarious told reporters
“He is presently working on his travel papers so he can join up with his teammates once the travel papers are procured.
“How many years contract?
“I do not have that off hands at the moment. I’ll have to go through the papers again and then get back to you.
“But the good thing is that Samuel is now a player of Villarreal of Spain”, Apugo stressed gleefully without wanting to be drawn into the financial aspect of the transfer.
But reporters had previously been informed by a close ally to the transfer deal that Villarreal offered to pay €500, 000 for as transfer fee for the youngster.