Samuel Chukwueze of the Super Eagles has caught the attention of Real Madrid this season and could potentially leave Villarreal for Los Blancos if a tempting offer arises. The Nigerian winger showcased his talent by scoring twice in a 3-2 victory against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, a performance that may pave the way for a move to the Spanish capital.
According to Marca, Real Madrid’s president Florentino Perez is impressed by Chukwueze and envisions him playing alongside Vinicius Junior in the forward line. Villarreal may face a decision soon as Chukwueze’s contract is set to expire in 2024. While he currently has a buyout clause of €100 million, reports suggest that Villarreal may be willing to accept half of that at the end of the season, as per Goal.com.
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Real Madrid could be looking to bolster their attack in the upcoming summer transfer window. Marco Asensio’s contract situation is uncertain, and coach Carlo Ancelotti has expressed indifference towards his renewal. Additionally, Eden Hazard has struggled for minutes at the Bernabeu, raising questions about his future.
Chukwueze’s performance against Real Madrid was noteworthy, as he became the first player to complete seven dribbles in a La Liga match at the Santiago Bernabeu since Lionel Messi in April 2017. With his impressive displays, Chukwueze could be on Real Madrid’s radar as they look to strengthen their squad for the future.