‘I am happy playing for Villarreal’ says Nigeria winger
Samu Chukwueze of Villarreal CF l
By Rasheed Adewuyi
Super Eagles forward Samuel Chukwueze has debunked rumors linking him with Arsenal and Aston Villa Football clubs in England.
Rumor making the round says Arsenal’s manager Mikel Arsenal wants Chukwueze as back up player for Bukayo Saka while former Villarreal coach Unai Emery is keen on bringing the Nigerian forward to Villa Park.
Chukwueze told Futbol Picante on Fox Sports on Saturday that there was no iota of truth in the story linking him to the two English clubs adding that the story was a rumor.
” I never received any call from Mikel Arteta and Unai Emery regarding my transfer to Arsenal FC and Aston Villa. For now, I am focused on how to perform better in the La Liga and how to help Villarreal qualify for the champions league or the Europa cup” Chukwueze told Futbol Picante.
He added ” What you’re hearing is a rumor. It may happen in future but at the moment, I am a Villarreal player because I am under contract with the club. I am happy playing for Villarreal. We are one of the best clubs in Europe because of our achievements in the last two years.”
Villarreal won the Europa League in 2021 at the Gdank Stadium in Poland beating Manchester United 11-10 via penalties.
The 23 year old’s contract at the Eatadio de la Caramica is due to expire in the summer of 2024 and both parties have not agreed on new terms for renewal.