Big eyes on Super Eagles hopeful Chukwunonso “Noni” Tristan Madueke as Premier League clubs to watch 20-year-old star in PSV second leg quarter-final encounter against Leicester City on Thursday night.
Former Tottenham Hotspurs academy graduate has been in the insulating form despite missing 19 games this season due to muscle injury, he scored nine goals and five assists in 31 appearances this season for PSV, where he has established a brilliant partnership with Dutch winger Cody Gakpo, who has also been linked with a move to the Premier League.
Madueke has established himself as one of Eredivisie’s most exciting talents after moving there from North London as a 16-year-old kid but his exploit in Holland has Premier League top club gunning to bring him back to England in the summer.
According to Talksport claim that Steven Gerrard and his assistant Gary McAllister were spotted watching the England U21 international against Leicester hoping on securing a signature with a move to Villa next season but the former Rangers coach faces a huge stumbling block as Brenda Rodgers keeping a close eye on the Nigerian descent ahead of a potential move back to the Premier League.
However, Tottenham Hotspurs and Crystal Palace also monitoring the PSV number ten rising profile in Holland as the left-footed trickster on the right-wing loves nothing more than to cut inside and shoot or maneuver his way to the byeline before laying off to a team-mate.
Madueke is the fifth rank player in the Eredivisie division with 2.3 dribbles per game with his pace and trickery to beat a man to his advantage.
The NFF target has the physical ability to play as a striker occasionally after the 5ft 9in star featured sometime for the Dutch outfit.
Aston Villa and Leicester may face a possible stumbling block in the form of Madueke’s existing contracts his current deal at the club until 2025.