FOOTBALL:Manchester United join Liverpool to sign Samuel Chukwueze
By Our Sports Desk
With their Premier League form still not up to the standard of those above them and constant stories coming from Old Trafford it is no surprise that the club are looking to bolster their forward line
With the summer transfer window now what seems like a distant memory, Manchester United have switched their focus to potential January recruits.
While United have secured some impressive results in recent weeks, this season has shown the need for further investment in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.
Solskjaer does not have to worry about another international break until March, but with Premier League and Champions League games coming thick and fast, and the Carabao Cup and FA Cup set to add to their intense fixture schedule, one or two winter additions would not go amiss at Old Trafford.
There are also a few players who are expected to be moved on from United as Solskjaer continues to shape the squad in his vision.
With that, United is in a great hunt for the Nigerian youth dynamo Chukwueze so as to boost their fortunes this season.
Manchester United are among a host of clubs keeping a close eye on Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze, according to Spanish publication La Razon .
While Chelsea, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Leicester City and Everton are credited with an interest, United and Liverpool are mentioned as the two most likely destinations for the 21-year-old Nigerian.
The versatile winger has been a first-team regular for Villarreal over the last two years and boasts an eye-watering €80million release clause.
Chukwueze is under contract with the Spanish club until 2023. Capable of playing on either flank, the Nigeria international represents an alternative to Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, who United failed to sign in the summer.
Meanwhile,Villarreal manager, Unai Emery, has predicted Samuel Chukwueze might leave LaLiga for a different league confirming EAGLE EYE WATCH report.
Chukwueze has been linked with Spanish giants Real Madrid and Premier League outfit Everton, among others.
On Saturday, the Super Eagles’ winger came off the bench to win a penalty for Villarreal, as they held Real to a 1-1 draw at Estadio de la Ceramica.
So far, the 21-year-old has scored one goal and provided two assists in all competitions.
“We are very happy with Samuel Chukwueze, he’s growing up with us at this club,” Emery said in a press conference.
“His performance is getting better little by little but above all, we want to achieve with him our performance with his skills and capacity. He’s young and has a very good future but first, he’s with us trying to get better with his performances for us and the national team.
“In the future, he can go to another league to grow up more, but I think he’s very happy with us and every match he plays, he tries to give the best performance.”
The Nigeria international has been at Villarreal since 2017 and his contract deal is expected to expire in June 2023.