Aston Villa of England have arranged what could jolly well be a solid ‘road block’ that could stop their Nigerian-born youngster, Carney Chukwuemeka from leaving Villa Park this summer, megasportsarena.com reports.
In contrast with initial reports that the velvety midfielder-cum-defender could be on his way to either Liverpool and Manchester United of England this summer, Chukwuemeka has been told in clear terms that he will not be allowed to leave The Villans.
Villa’s resolve to keep hold of the England youth international is based on the tremendous burst of top form Chukwuemeka has displayed this season, which has seen him linked with top clubs in the English Premier League and across Europe; despite having only signed his first professional contract in October.
A report by British newspaper, Daily Star added that Aston Villa have made it clear that they do not want to part ways with Chukwuemeka, whose style of play been likened to that of French legend and former Arsenal of England captain, Patrick Vieira.
With a solid physical structure and ability to drive past players like Vieira was known for during his playing days, the 17-year-old Chukwueemeka got a massive leap at Villa Park this season and he has since trained with the first team on countless occasions.
Chukwuemeka was also in contention to make his professional debut against Liverpool in the third round of the English FA Cup but was omitted from the roster because he was part of the group that went into isolation following a COVID-19 outbreak at the club.
Since that setback, the youngster has made the matchday squad for EPL games against Leicester City and Manchester City this year, as Villa’s coach, Dean Smith is in awe of the youngster, who fired a hat-trick and provided an assist in the Birmingham-based side’s 6-1 trouncing of Newcastle United in the FA Youth Cup quarter-finals.