Coach Gernot Rohr is delighted with the present form of Villarreal striker Samuel Chukwueze after scoring in his team’s 2-0 thrashing of Real Valladolid in the Spanish La Liga.
Already called up for next week’s AFCON Qualifiers against Sierra Leone, Rohr believes the former Golden Eaglets winger needs to replicate his scoring prowess with the national team.
“We are happy about the fantastic goals by Chukwueze and even Aina; and we hope they can do the same for us in the coming games,” Rohr told NationSport.
The coach was also excited about the negative COVID-19 result of goalkeeper Sebastian Osigwe, whom he said would join the team for the qualifiers. But expressed disappointment over injured Moses Simon and Kenneth Omeruo who are both ruled out of the AFCON Qualifiers.
The German tactician, however, ruled any possible replacement for Omeruo after Paul Onuachu was called up as a replacement for Simon earlier in the week.
Meanwhile, Manchester United have reportedly joined Leicester City in the race to sign Chukwueze.
Website 90Min is reporting that Manchester United are interested in a swoop to sign the Villarreal forward to bolster their attacking options.
The same article stated that the Red Devils face a stiff battle to win the race to sign the 21-year-old given that Everton and Leicester City have also registered an interest in the La Liga star.
According to the same report, Chelsea FC has already been tracking Chukwueze for some time along with Liverpool FC and Wolves. 90Min go on to claim that Villarreal is unlikely to sell the Nigeria winger for less than his contract release clause, which currently stands at £80m.