Spanish League giants Atletico Madrid are reportedly plotting a surprise transfer move for Nigerian winger Samuel Chukwueze this summer.
The 21-year-old attacker has scored four goals and five assists in 36 appearances for Villarreal this campaign as they currently sit fifth on the log.
Chelsea, Liverpool, and a few other top European clubs have shown interest in signing the Super Eagles star who won bronze at the Africa Cup of Nations championship last year.
Complete Sport quoting Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo claims Atletico manager Diego Simeone wants the forward in his team next season.
The Argentine tactician believes the Nigerian will be fit and useful to his plans as they hope to contend for titles again.
Chukwueze has a deal with the Yellow Submarine until the summer of 2023 having signed a professional contract with the senior team in 2018.
He will hope to better his reputation when Villarreal take on Barcelona at the El Madrigal stadium on Sunday. html