AC Milan has successfully secured the services of Nigerian football sensation Samuel Chukwueze from La Liga club Villarreal, marking a significant transfer for the Serie A giants. The confirmation of the deal was announced by AC Milan on Thursday.
The 24-year-old forward has joined the Rossoneri on a five-year contract, signifying the club’s long-term investment in the talented player. The transfer fee for Chukwueze is reported to be approximately 20 million euros ($22.00 million), with the possibility of an additional eight million euros in potential add-ons, as reported by Italian media.
Chukwueze made his debut for Villarreal in 2018 and quickly established himself as a key player for the Spanish club. His impressive performances on the field resulted in an impressive tally of 37 goals and 31 assists across 207 appearances in various competitions. Notably, he played a crucial role in Villarreal’s triumphant Europa League campaign in 2021, contributing significantly to the team’s success.
Internationally, Chukwueze has represented Nigeria with distinction, earning 28 caps and scoring four goals for his country since making his debut in 2018. His contributions to the Nigerian national team have been invaluable, further solidifying his status as one of Africa’s most promising football talents.
As he embarks on this new chapter of his career with AC Milan, Chukwueze will proudly wear the number 21 jersey for the club. His addition to the Milanese squad is expected to bolster the team’s attacking prowess and add a new dimension to their playing style.
With a promising track record and undeniable talent, Samuel Chukwueze’s arrival at AC Milan has generated considerable excitement among fans and pundits alike. As he dons the iconic Rossoneri colors, the football world eagerly awaits the Nigerian star’s contributions to the storied legacy of AC Milan.