Spanish La-Liga outfit Villarreal have agreed a deal in principle with Diamond Academy FC for the signing of Nigeria youth international Samuel Chukwueze.
As exclusively reported by this football portal two months ago, Chukwueze spent time training with the La-Liga outfit, but before returning back to Nigeria a deal was reached for his signing.
The failed Arsenal and FC Porto target will be unveiled as a Villarreal player once he turns 18 on the 22nd of March, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.
Nicknamed Nigerian Robben due to similarities in his style of play and that of Dutch winger Arjen Robben, he was one of the stars of the Nigeria U-17 team that won the last U-17zl World Youth Championship.
He will join his ex Nigeria U-17 teammate Jack Ipalibo at the La-Liga side , and they both will star for the junior team before making the step up to the main team based on performances.
Already Ipalibo has enhanced his chances of progressing through the ranks this season with strong displays for the U-18s since joining them in the summer.