Super Eagles’ Samuel Chukwueze seems to have impressed Real Madrid this season and could be set to leave Villarreal if a tempting offer arrives from Los Blancos.
The Nigerian scored twice for Villarreal in a 3-2 win at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday in a performance that could end up helping him secure a move to the Spanish capital.
Marca reports that Los Blancos have been impressed by the forward, with president Florentino Perez dreaming of having Chukwueze on one flank and Vinicius Junior on the other.
Villarreal may have a decision to make on Chukwueze soon as the attacker is out of contract in 2024. Chukwueze has a buyout clause of €100 million in his current deal, but Villarreal would reportedly be willing to accept half that at the end of the season, according to Goal.com.
Real Madrid could be in the market to strengthen their attack in the summer. Marco Asensio is out of contract and Carlo Ancelotti has said he “doesn’t care” if the forward sign a new deal. Eden Hazard’s future is also uncertain, with the Belgian struggling for minutes once again at the Bernabeu.
Chukwueze became the first player to complete seven dribbles in a La Liga match against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu (seven out of eight) since Lionel Messi in April 2017 (seven out of 11).