During Nigeria’s successful 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup campaign, Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen forged a close relationship that they maintained in the senior national squad
Super Eagles star, Samuel Chukwueze, has successfully sealed his transfer move from Villarreal CF to AC Milan, Soccernet.ng reports.
The Nigerian winger’s move to Milan puts him alongside fellow Super Eagles teammates Victor Osimhen, who plays for Napoli, and Ademola Lookman, representing Atalanta.
Chukwueze and Osimhen share a deep friendship, having formed a strong bond during Nigeria’s triumphant 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup campaign and continued their connection in the senior national team.
With both players now plying their trade in the Italian Serie A, their relationship is likely to strengthen further, and they will have the opportunity to face each other on opposite sides.
The arrival of Chukwueze at AC Milan could have implications for Osimhen’s future at Napoli. Following his exceptional performances in Serie A, the prolific striker has attracted interest from top European clubs, including Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, and Paris Saint-Germain.
While Osimhen has received advice from various football legends regarding his potential move, he has stated that his heart’s desire will play a significant role in deciding his future.
However, contract negotiations between Osimhen, his agent, and Napoli have hit a snag, possibly leading to his exit from the club this summer or leaving as a free agent when his contract expires in 2025.
With Chukwueze joining AC Milan, he may persuade his best friend to consider a longer stay in the Serie A, allowing them to dominate the league together.
The Nigerian duo’s careers in Italy will be closely watched, and their impact on each other’s journey in Serie A could be fascinating.