Two Premiership giants are on the heels of Nigeria’s Super Eagles debutant and Villarreal of Spain winger, Samuel Chukwueze as he is now reportedly on the radars of Arsenal FC of London and Leicester City for a fee in the range of £36m.
The Chile 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup revelation was reported to have been on the shopping list of Europa Cup champions, Atletico Madrid but he is now commanding more interest from the Premiership clubs.
Incidentally, both Leicester and Arsenal have very strong Nigerian connections, which could be instrumental in the possibility of the youngster opting out of Villarreal in the summer.
Arsenal Nigerian connections, which began with Nwankwo Kanu in 1997, continue with Alex Iwobi on their cards, plus other youngsters in their youth teams, across all age-grade levels.
Similarly, Leicester, who once had the duo of Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Ahmed Musa, still have Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho in their main squad as well as some Nigerian-born kids in the youth squad.
The 19-year-old, who debuted for the Super Eagles in a friendly match against Uganda in Asaba, was promoted to Villarreal’s main team in the summer, after impressive performances with their Segunda Liga squad.
He could be on his way to Emirates Stadium in 2019, as Arsenal are determined to make up for what they missed in 2015 when they opted for the 2015 Eaglets skipper; Kelechi Nwakali ahead of Chukwueze.