Man City to battle 3 EPL side & Atletico for Nigerian star

Naija Players Abroad By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 04/05/2019

Chukwueze scores for Villarreal in 8 goals clash with Barca

Manchester City ready to battle three Premier League side of Liverpool, Arsenal, Leicester City and La Liga giant Atletico Madrid for Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze.

The 19-year-old Villarreal forward have been identified by Cityzen coach Pep Guardiola as a potential summer signing after monitoring his progress over the past year at Estadio de la Cerámica.

Chukwueze has been likened to his idol Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben in style and was named Nigeria Football Federation’s 2018 Young Player of the year this month told Tribal Football.

"Playing in England is still an ambition for me.

"I need to keep on working hard and to keep improving. I really want to play in England.

Arsenal, Leicester City, and Atletico Madrid were all linked with the teenager at the start of the season but his rapid development has catapulted him into the focus of City and Liverpool.

Chukwueze he has scored eight goals this season and has a buy-out clause set at £54million by Villarreal but the forward is already in line to be called up for the Nigeria squad for the summer's Africa Cup of Nations and has previously missed out on a move to Arsenal.