Nigeria Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze addressed the ongoing speculation linking him to Spanish giants Real Madrid. The talented youngster dismissed the rumors, emphasizing his desire to continue his career with his current club, Villarreal. Chukwueze expressed his commitment to the club, citing his strong relationship with the Roig family, and his gratitude towards the opportunities provided by Villarreal.
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Chukwueze Reacts to Reports Linking Him With Real Madrid
The reported interest from Real Madrid had generated significant buzz in recent weeks, fueling speculation about Chukwueze's potential move to the Spanish capital. However, the 22-year-old winger quickly dismissed these rumors, labeling them as mere “noise.” Chukwueze's focus remains firmly on continuing his development at Villarreal and helping the club achieve its goals.
In the interview, Chukwueze stated, “That's just noise. My dream is to play again in Europe with Villarreal. I have a contract until 2024, and I hope not to be free. The Roigs have behaved very well with me. They are like my family. The right thing is for me to leave good money in this club.”
🗣️ Chukwueze: “Real Madrid talk? This is noise, my dream is to play in Europe with Villarreal.” pic.twitter.com/hiaar2P1FH
— Madrid Xtra (@MadridXtra) May 30, 2023
Chukwueze's comments underline his gratitude and appreciation towards the Roig family, who own and operate Villarreal. The club has been instrumental in his development since he joined their youth team from the Diamond Academy in 2017 for a mere 500,000 euros. Over the years, Chukwueze has blossomed into a key player for the Yellow Submarine, showcasing his immense talent and earning recognition on the international stage.
The Nigerian winger's decision to prioritize loyalty and the opportunity for growth over potentially lucrative offers from larger clubs highlights his maturity and long-term vision for his career. Chukwueze's commitment to Villarreal is not only a testament to his character but also demonstrates the positive environment and support he receives at the club.
Samuel Chukwueze Form
Villarreal has been instrumental in nurturing young talents and providing them with opportunities to shine on the big stage. The club's success in recent years, including winning the UEFA Europa League in 2021, further solidifies their reputation as a club capable of fostering talent and competing at the highest level.
The Super Eagles international has contributed to 24 goals in 49 appearances; he scored 13 goals and 11 assists in all competitions for Villarreal, including two goals scored against Real Madrid at the prestigious Santiago Bernabeu.
The amount of goals chukwueze scored against big teams is not spoken about enough, pic.twitter.com/DCzCWiMMfk
— 🇲🇦 (depressed juve fan) (@chukwuezeprop) May 25, 2023
Chukwueze's decision to dismiss the Real Madrid rumors will undoubtedly come as a relief to Villarreal fans, who have grown fond of the young winger's electrifying performances. With his contract set to run until 2024, Villarreal can now focus on building a team around Chukwueze, knowing they have the player's full commitment.
Samuel Chukwueze's contract is expiring, and Villarreal want to avoid losing him for free. 🟡
— Milan Xtra ⚫🔴 (@MilanXtra) May 27, 2023
As for Real Madrid, the dismissal of their reported interest in Chukwueze opens up new possibilities in their pursuit of reinforcing their squad. The Spanish giants will now have to explore alternative targets as they seek to strengthen their squad for the upcoming season.
As the summer transfer window approaches, football fans around the world will be keeping a close eye on developments surrounding Chukwueze's future. While his commitment to Villarreal is clear, the dynamic nature of the football world means that circumstances can change rapidly. However, for now, Chukwueze remains dedicated to his current club, focused on helping Villarreal achieve further success and make his mark in European football.
This article was most recently revised and updated 4 months ago