Villarreal teen sensation Samuel Chukwueze is now the prime target of Atletico Madrid when the January transfer window opens according to Spanish outlet elgoldigital.com.
Per a report on the website translated by Owngoalnigeria.com editorial team, the 19 year old who is enjoying his breakthrough season at the club has impressed Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone who is searching for fire power upfront.
Chukwueze current contract carries a buy out clause of €40m, a fee that Atletico Madrid can match with ease as one of their forward Vitolo who has failed to live up to expectations since his signing is set to depart the team in January.
Vitolo will likely return to Sevilla and if that happens the club will waste no time in triggering the buy out clause of Chukwueze who is now a firm fan favorite at Villarreal in what is his first season as a senior professional.
Already he has scored in all competitions for Villareal this season namely the La Liga, Europa League and Copa Del Rey.