Super Eagles Samuel Chukwueze has been impressive to watch for Villarreal this season which has not gone unnoticed by UEFA. The Europe’s football governing body have included the Villarreal forward and Super Eagles star, Samuel Chukwueze in a UEFA 50 list of young players to watch out for in the year 2019.
Chukwueze has been impressive for Villarreal this season putting up big performances and in the Spanish LaLiga and Copa Del Rey as well as the UEFA Europa League. The 19-year-old came through the ranks of the Villarreal academy and paved his way to the first team this season. His contributions have not gone unnoticed by the European football governing body as he was included in the 50 man list compiled by the body’s correspondents.
With similarities in qualities to Bayern Munich wing wizard Arjen Robben, Chukwueze made the list alongside some top talents in Europe including Arsenal’s Emile Smith-Rowe. Chukwueze is the only Nigerian on the list Ilzat Akhmetov, Emil Audero, Nicolo Barella, Sander Berge, Josip Brekalo, Rafa Camacho, Giorgi Chakvetadze, CSKA’s Fedor Chalov, Alphonso Davies, Merih Demiral, Moussa Diaby, Joao Félix, Arnaut Groeneveld, Robert Gumny, Ianis Hagi, Amadou Haidara, Kai Havertz.
The list featuring players 21 and under also included Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi, Luka Ivanusec, Luka Jovic, Ozan Kabak, Alban Lafont, Andriy Lunin, Weston McKennie Brais Méndez, Nikola Milenkovic, Eder Militao, Juan Miranda, Nikola Moro, Arijanet Muric, Vitaliy Mykolenko. Florian Müller, Reiss Nelson, Stanley N’Soki, Dani Olmo, Ricard Puig, Ionuț Radu, Javier Sanchez, Ismaïla Sarr, Mykola Shaparenko, Unai Simon, Oliver Skipp, Martin Terrier, Dayot Upamecano and Nicolo Zaniolo.
The Nigeria international was earlier also included in the top rated talents in La Liga and has attracted interest from several Premier League clubs.
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