The San Siro giants are one of the wealthiest and most successful clubs in Italy, and they could look to tempt one of Nigeria’s most gifted youngsters with a move
Super Eagles forward Samuel Chukwueze’s time in Spain may come to an end this summer as AC Milan are interested in signing him from Villarreal, according to Notizie Milan.
Chukwueze’s name is not new to being peddled in the rumour mills since he broke into the Villarreal first team following a memorable outing for Nigeria at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
The 22-year-old has long been on
the radars of English Premier League sides Chelsea and Liverpool, with the Anfield giants believed to have had a €35 million offer rejected for the flying winger in January 2020.
But talks of a transfer abroad for Chukwueze as cooled recently after the ex-Golden Eaglets star suffered the injury that stopped him from appearing in the Europa League final last year.
Chukwueze has, however, gradually returned to his best form, with the Nigerian international scoring five goals and adding another two assists in 21 games across all competitions this term.
He was particularly impressive against Juventus in the Champions League last week, as Villarreal held the Old Ladies to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their knockout tie.
And AC Milan may have been convinced Chukwueze can make the grade in the Italian Serie A.
Agreeing on a transfer fee could put the transfer in jeopardy, though, as Milan may not be willing to match Villarreal’s €25 million valuation of the speedy attacker.