Exclusive – Diamond Academy Receives Payment From Villarreal For Samuel Chukwueze

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‎Spanish La-Liga outfit Villarreal have won the race to sign failed Arsenal target as exclusively reported by this portal four months ago.

Chukwueze agreed a deal to join Arsenal alongside Kelechi Nwakali, but the deal fell through due to disagreement on the mode of payment of the agreed transfer fee due to Diamond Academy.

FC Porto also had the fleet footed forward nicknamed “Nigerian Robben” trained with their youth side, and just when it seems like the forward was going to put pen to paper issues not confirmed to this portal lead to the collapse of the deal.

A move to Villarreal was agreed after a training period in Spain, where the forward distinguished himself in training with the youth side of the La-Liga team.

Owngoalnigeria.com exclusively gathered from a source in Spain, that the club requested for an account to begin the payment of the reported €500,000 transfer fee agreed by both parties.

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It’s yet to be known by this portal, how they intend to go about the payment but feelers suggest they will pay €150,000 ‎as first payment with the rest staggered through a specific period of time.

18 year old Chukwueze was one of the stars of the Nigeria U-17 team that won gold at the 2015 World Youth Championship in South Korea. He is expected‎ to travel to Spain later this month to officially sign a five year deal.

He will be with the B team of the La-Liga side from where his progress will be monitored by the handlers of the first team in view of a promotion to their main team.

 

Daniel Martins