AC Milan and Villarreal have sealed the deal for Nigerian wing-wizard Samuel Chukwueze, with the player set to don the iconic Rossoneri jersey next season, Soccernet.ng reports.
The agreement, finalised after intense negotiations, paves the way for Chukwueze to embark on a new chapter in his career.
As reported by Gazzetta (via Milan News), the financial details of the transfer have been resolved, with Milan agreeing to a comprehensive package totaling €28 million.
The sum consists of €20 million as the upfront payment, along with an additional €8 million in performance-based bonuses.
At the tender age of 24, Chukwueze’s future at Milan appears promising, as he is expected to sign a lucrative five-year contract. The agreement, which will stretch until the culmination of the 2027-28 season, follows successful discussions on personal terms with the player.
The Nigerian winger’s contract with Villarreal was set to expire in just one year, prompting the Spanish club to decide to capitalise on his value this summer rather than risk losing him for free next year.
With all hurdles cleared, Chukwueze’s move to Milan is expected to proceed with lightning speed. Official announcements are anticipated over the weekend or, at the very latest, by Monday.
The Serie A giants are eager to fast-track the process, as they hope to have Chukwueze join Stefano Pioli and the rest of the Rossoneri squad during their pre-season tour in the United States.
Once the deal is officially sealed, Chukwueze will become part of an illustrious list of Super Eagles stars making a mark in the Italian top flight.
Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, Atalanta’s Ademola Lookman, and Udinese’s Isaac Success are already part of the growing contingent of Nigerian talents gracing Serie A.