Barcelona Interested in Signing Villarreal Winger Samuel Chukwueze

Samuel Chukwueze of Villarreal. Photo by Bagu Blanco/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (10047271j)

According to recent reports from Spanish media, Barcelona has one hot name on their radar during the summer transfer window.

“Don Balón” reports that Barcelona is interested in acquiring the services of 19-year-old winger Samuel Chukwueze, currently playing for Villarreal.

Chukwueze has a 60€ million transfer release clause and the Blaugrana are apparently interested in paying it. The Nigerian winger would help to replace Philippe Coutinho, who is expected to be sold by Barça this summer after a disappointing year and a half.

Chukwueze has been one of mid-table Villarreal’s stars this season, scoring 8 goals and notching 3 assists in 34 games in all competitions for the first team after starting the season on the Yellow Submarine’s B squad.

The Nigerian winger is highly-regarded for his electrifying skill and passing ability. Apart from his ability to blow past defenders and provide assists, the teenage wonder is a capable scorer and would fit well in Barcelona’s offensive attack alongside Lionel Messi.

Barcelona and president Josep Bartolomeu could look to Chukwueze as one of the team’s pieces of the future if they pull the trigger on his acquisition this summer.