Villarreal have tied highly-rated forward Samuel Chukwueze to a new contract with a renewed €100m release clause, say Diario AS.
The 20-year-old Nigerian is enjoying an impressive rise to prominence for the Yellow Submarine’s first-team squad after only making his debut in November last year.
The player’s former contract at the contract contained a €40m release clause which would allow bigger clubs in European football to circulate for his signature.
It is claimed that the €100m release clause will be in place for the next two years before dropping to €80m in the third year, which would allow the player to move for less and reward his loyalty.
The Nigerian international is now a regular in Javi Calleja’s side having already made eight appearances in La Liga this campaign and looks set to have a bright future at the top level.
The new deal is said to be a recognition of his growth as a player and the potential he possesses.
Several European heavyweights are reportedly chasing the Nigeria International. Liverpool, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Arsenal, and Leicester City are all interested in acquiring the talented Nigerian’s services, but first, he will be looking to inspire 14th place Villarreal to La Liga survival.
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