Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze has confirmed there are clubs interested in signing him but he is focused on playing for the Yellow Submarine.
The Nigerian is believed to be a player Liverpool have been watching this season, but when asked if he’d consider leaving his current club, the 20-year-old said he would only move if he was guaranteed first-team football:
“I am aware that there are several interested teams, but I am still a Villarreal player and there is nothing concrete 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.”
Chukwueze, who has a €40m (£35m) release clause, only made his senior debut against Rangers in the Europa League group stages back in September, but he has become a fixture of the first team since the beginning of November.
Despite his inexperience, manager Javier Calleja has given him regular starts, with the winger playing 38 games in all competitions, scoring an impressive eight goals and providing three assists.
Chukwueze generally plays on the right-hand side of a front three, cutting in onto his stronger left-foot. He has, on occasion, been used on the left wing and through the middle as well.