Villarreal owner and president, Fernando Roig Alonso, has dismissed AC Milan’s attempt to sign Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze. The Italian giants have reportedly prioritized the purchase of Chukwueze this summer as they look to strengthen their attack.
According to reports, Milan has already reached a personal agreement with the Nigerian forward, and negotiations have begun between the two clubs. However, Villarreal is demanding €30 million for Chukwueze, whose contract expires next summer. Milan, on the other hand, is only willing to pay €20 million, which could prolong the negotiations.
Roig Alonso has expressed his reluctance to engage in haggling with AC Milan, especially considering their claim of having no money to spend. He recalled a previous transfer involving Villarreal’s defender Mateo Musacchio, where negotiations dragged on for weeks before Milan finally paid €18 million for the Argentine.
In an interview with Spanish outlet AS, Roig Alonso mocked Milan’s interest in Chukwueze, saying, “I don’t know if Milan are interested in the player. But if their interest is the same as when they came for Mateo Musacchio, and they claimed to have no money, then let’s have a meal together and go home.”
Chukwueze, who won the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup, has been with Villarreal since 2018. The 24-year-old recently won the Europa League with the Yellow Submarines in 2021.
- In conclusion, Villarreal’s owner and president, Fernando Roig Alonso, has dismissed AC Milan’s attempt to sign Samuel Chukwueze. With negotiations stalling due to a significant difference in valuation, it remains to be seen whether Milan will meet Villarreal’s demands or if Chukwueze will continue his career with the Spanish club.