Spanish La-Liga side Villarreal has offered highly rated Nigerian teen star Samuel Chukwueze a three year deal, Owngoalnigeria.com understands.
Talks are way underway with the teen forward who was once upon a time close to joining Arsenal and later FC Porto, but the deals fell through due to issues around the modalities of his transfer.
Chukwueze we gathered has been followed by the team since after his exploits at the U-17 World Youth Championship, where Nigeria emerged as champions.
He was the third highest goal scorer at the tournament, and generally the left footed 17 year old is regarded as one of the brightest teen in Nigeria football at the moment.
Nicknamed “Nigeria Robben”, he will join Villarreal on a pre contract which will metamorphose into a professional deal when he clocks 18 in 2018.