Chukwueze denies Real Madrid rumours

Samuel Chukwueze is on his way to AC Milan this summer

Chukwueze denies Real Madrid rumours

Ayoola Kelechi 23:57 - 09.06.2023
Nigerian forward Samuel Chukwueze has said he is only concentrating on current club Villarreal, despite rumours linking him to Real Madrid

Super Eagles forward Samuel Chukwueze has denied reports linking him to a summer move to Real Madrid, stating that his current priority is his present club, Villarreal

Chukwueze linked to Real Madrid after superb season

Chukwueze had been linked with a sensational move to Real Madrid after after scoring a brace against them at the Bernabeu in a season where he contributed a total of 13 goals and 11 assists in 51 appearances for the Yellow Submarine in all competitions. 

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The 24-year-old Nigerian winger is one of only a handful of LaLiga players to have managed double figures for both goals and assists in the 2022/23 season, and it was rumoured that his exploits had attracted the attention of Los Blancos. 

Despite the constant rumours that Real Madrid want the Nigerian to fill the gap left by a number of departing forwards, Chukwueze has revealed that he knows nothing about the rumours and stated exactly where his focus will be going into the summer. 

Chukweze only focused on Villarreal

Chukwueze stated in a recent interview with Panenka, that for all he knows, the rumours could be a lie and he did not want to get distracted by them. 

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He said, “People are always going to talk. I only think about Villarreal. I don’t read what they put on social media. That doesn’t matter. What matters is the moment.

“What if it’s a lie? What if it’s not real? I don’t know. For now, I don’t think it’s true. The only thing that is real is Villarreal.”

Chukwueze will be hoping to return to action with Villarreal, or indeed, Real Madrid, after the summer break, but first, he will be representing Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone after being called up by manager Jose Peseiro. 

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