Villarreal have tied highly-rated forward Samuel Chukwueze to a new contract with a renewed €100m release clause, say Diario AS.
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.
In less than a
year, the Villlarreal has increased the clause of the Nigerian striker
twice , with what happened first to 25 million, after his arrival to the
first team; and months later it went to 65 million, with which it had
already started this course.
But his growth as a player and his
sports performance have meant that from the club he wanted to carry out
another improvement , seeing that the suitors have never stopped
stalking the player and that the growth of the player is going faster
and faster. Chukwueze is already a fixture in Villarreal and for Calleja
, being a player that alternates ownership and minutes with Ekambi, and
is also a fixed and usual in the eleven of his selection. In addition,
now he has been added to being recognized as one of the ten young
candidates for the Kopa de France Football.
A nomination that has
already arrived with Chukwueze renewed and armored and with nothing
more and nothing less than with 100 million clause , which is already a
first level figure. An amount that for Villarreal is a record , since
there are very few players who have dressed in yellow and have had a
clause of this caliber. It should be remembered that the biggest
transfers in the club’s history are those of Eric Bailly and Cedric
Bakambu, for which 40 million euros were paid.
This new clause is
set with the objective of making the player’s exit more complicated and
with the idea of being able to continue counting on the player in
that period: a minimum of two more campaigns in which the player would
continue to grow and compete with the player. Villarreal, for as of that
period and if this growth continues, a possible transfer can be made.
those two seasons are over, the club has accepted that this clause be
lowered to 80 million, which would make it easier for him to leave and
reward the player for having followed yellow longer. Villarreal ensures
that Chukwueze has a millionaire outing since, seeing the amounts, it
could only be given to large clubs and with great economic potential.
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.