‘They are like my family’- Chukwueze responds to Real Madrid rumours

Nigeria's Samuel Chukwueze

‘They are like my family’- Chukwueze responds to Real Madrid rumours

Joba Ogunwale 17:03 - 31.05.2023

Chukwueze has been linked away from Villarreal, with Real Madrid among the clubs interested in his services.

Super Eagles star Samuel Chukwueze has responded to reports linking him with a move away from Villarreal to Real Madrid. 

Chukwueze joined Villarreal in 2018 and has been on the rise since he broke into the first team the same year. 

Chukwueze's best season yet 

However, the Nigerian attacker is having his best season yet with the Yellow Submarines this year. 

Chukwueze has scored 13 goals in all competitions for Villarreal this season
Chukwueze is having is best season yet with Villarreal

Chukwueze has scored 13 goals and recorded another 11 assists in 49 matches for Villarreal this season. 

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His form has now caught the attention of Real Madrid, who are reportedly considering making a move for the Nigerian attacker. 

Chukwueze shuts down Real Madrid rumours 

However, Chukwueze insists he is not paying attention to the rumours, saying his focus is solely on Villarreal. 

The former Golden Eaglets attacker added that his aim is to ensure the Yellow Submarines, who are fifth in the Spanish League with one game left, qualify for Europe next season. 

Samuel Chukwueze has been linked with a move to Real Madrid
Chukwueze is only focus on Villarreal

When asked about the Real Madrid links, Chukwueze told El Pais: “That’s just noise. My dream is to play again in Europe with Villarreal. I have a contract until 2024, and I hope not to be free. The Roigs have behaved very well with me. They are like my family. The right thing is for me to leave good money in this club.”

It is not only Real Madrid interested in the Nigerian. Chukwueze has also been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Newcastle and Everton reportedly interested in his services. 

The 24-year-old’s contract at Estadio la Ceramica expires next month but Villarreal will be eager to extend it to prevent potential suitors from snapping him up. 

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