Liverpool transfer target Samuel Chukwueze wants to be guaranteed playing time if he is to quit Villarreal this summer.
Chukwueze’s performances since Calleja took the reins in January have seen the youngster linked with a big-money move away from eastern Spain.
The Reds are said to be interested in snapping up the 20-year-old as they attempt to add more firepower to their already star-studded attack.
The Nigeria international has now addressed the speculation surrounding his future, with a clutch of clubs sure to be paying attention.
“I am aware some clubs are interested in signing, but I am still a Villarreal player as nothing concrete has been done,” Chukwueze told SCORENigeria.
Chukwueze made 36 appearances, of which 25 were starts, for Villarreal in all competitions across the course of the 2018/19 campaign.
And he’s desperate to get as many minutes as possible should he leave the La Liga outfit – a message Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will take heed of.
“I don't want to rush to join any club, but if I were to leave, it must be the right club who are ready to give me playing time,” Chukwueze said.
Chukwueze has been named in Super Eagles provisional squad for the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt.
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