Former U-17 World Cup bronze boot winner, Samuel Chukwueze has confirmed penning a professional contract with La Liga side Villarreal.
Samuel, who trained with the Villarreal youth team as an 18-year-old after the World Cup tournament in Chile, appears to have impressed the club’s officials.
The deal was completed on Tuesday and the player posted a picture on Instagram, accompanied by his mother.
He shared his delight with the words: “Thank God @ last,, officially ???? ”
“Yellows all the way. I want to thank everyone who made it possible for me to be here today.
Its a dream come true. Love you all. Now the battle begins….”
It was gathered that Samuel signed a 5-year contract, but will spend time with the youth side from where his progress will be monitored for possible promotion to the first team.
The youngster scored three goals as Nigeria strolled to a fifth championship title in the U-17 World Cup.