Villarreal of Spain winger, Samuel Chukwueze is attracting transfer interest from Olympique Lyon of France, as the heated buzz continues swirling round his market value, megasportsarena.com gathered.
Despite a hefty price tag placed on his head by The Yellow Submarine, reports keep emerging that the product of Diamond Football Academy of Umuahia, Abia State could be on the move to another club.
Hot on the heels of similar interest said to be coming his way from Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester City of England, the latest piece of cheer for ‘Samu’ indicates that Lyon have joined the hunt for the Chile 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup revelation.
Although Chukwueze lost out in the hope of getting crowned African Youth Footballer of The Year 2019 this past Tuesday, he remains one of the biggest youngsters to talk about in Europe, and a report by Foot Mercato disclosed that Lyon have made enquiries about his availability.
Chukwueze has become Lyon’s Plan-B, after Villarreal rejected their bid for his fellow-forward in the club’s squad, Toko Ekambi, but the French club will have to cough out a princely 63 million euros to snatch the Super Eagles’ rising star, or reach a bargain that is slightly lower.
It is now a race of who want him most, as Lyon will have to outdo Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Leicester, who are all still keeping tabs on the 20-year-old winger that has been growing through the ranks at Villarreal since 2017, with 11 goals to his name in 56 first team matches.