Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze plays down Liverpool talk

Villarreal forward Samuel Chukwueze has played down rumours linking him with a move away from the club this summer.

The 19-year-old Nigerian is enjoying an impressive debut campaign in the Yellow Submarine’s first-team squad and his contract contains a €40m release clause.

The talented teenager joined the Spanish club in 2017, despite being heavily linked to both Porto and Monaco, and netted eight goals in total this season.

Such exciting performances led with him being linked with a move away, with outlets claiming of interest from Liverpool.

“I am aware that there are several interested teams, but I am still a Villarreal player and there is nothing concrete,” Chukwueze is cited by Marca as telling ScoreNigeria.

“It's good that I am linked to great clubs, because that shows that hard work has its reward.

“I do not want to rush to go to another club. But if I ever had to leave, I should make sure I go to a club where I'm going to play.”

Villarreal are likely to resist any approaches and potentially attempt to tie the forward down to a new contract.

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