Former Liverpool midfielder, Don Hutchison has taken to Twitter to express his admiration for Champions League holders’ target, Samuel Chukwueze, after a man of the match performance for Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) ongoing in Egypt.
Concise News reports that the 20-year-old produced an attacking masterclass for the Super Eagles in the quarter-final and opened the scoring in a 2-1 victory over South Africa on Wednesday at the Cairo International Stadium.
The Villarreal player has become the 2019 competition’s youngest scorer, and it was his first senior international goal.
What a player mate. English clubs won’t have the balls to go for him.
I’ve told loads of scouts/coaches Etc about him!
Going right to the top. https://t.co/kZ4TNaUIeD
— Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) July 10, 2019
In a conversation with another Twitter user, former Scotland midfielder Hutchison says of the starlet: “What a player mate. English clubs won’t have the balls to go for him. I’ve told loads of scouts/coaches Etc about him! Going right to the top.”
The electric winger was linked with a switch to Liverpool earlier this year (Mail), and he certainly seems to have the blessing of former Red, Hutchison.
In fact, Goal reported in May that Liverpool could offload Xherdan Shaqiri this summer to enable them to sign the promising Nigerian.
It would seem as though Kop’s boss Jurgen Klopp fancies a younger model in attack and could make the change during the summer.
See some other replies to Hutchison’s comment:
I am crying within me here Don. Mike Edward and klopp needs to look at that gem, hes is super talented.
— Michael campbell (@Tmcmisjay27) July 10, 2019
end product needs touchin up but at 20 you expect that…dribbling is exceptional
— Zac hibbert (@hibboz) July 10, 2019
Have a word with Edwards and klopp, I’m sure they’ll listen
— Steven Walsh (@guflfc82) July 10, 2019