Villarreal manager Unai Emery believes Samuel Chukwueze has a bright future ahead of him and he has predicted he might leave La Liga for a different league. Chukwueze’s fine form has seen him linked with a reported move to Spanish giants Real Madrid and Premier League outfit Everton among others.
On Saturday, the 21-year-old came off the bench to win a penalty for Villarreal as they settled for a 1-1 draw against Zinedine Zidane’s side at Estadio de la Ceramica.
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With his contribution of a goal and two assists across all competitions this season, the former Arsenal manager said he is delighted with Chukwueze’s progress and he wants him to build on his development. “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. Chukwueze is in line to make his third appearance in the Europa League when Unai Emery’s side travel to Israel to face Maccabi Tel Aviv on Thursday.