Atletico de Madrid are hoping to reinforce their squad this summer with the signing of Nigeria international Samuel Chukwueze, according to reports.
Spanish transfer market website, Fichajes, making reference to Mundo Deportivo, claims that manager of Los Rojiblancos, Diego Pablo Simeone, believes that the Nigerian would fit perfectly into his project for the upcoming season.
The Super Eagles winger is also on the radar of three of the traditional top six clubs in the English Premier League, namely Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal. Whoever wants to sign Chukwueze has to pay the release clause of €100 million inserted into his latest contract.
Atletico de Madrid are believed to be in the market for a winger with experience in La Liga as Thomas Lemar has failed to live up to his billing, following his big money move from Monaco in the summer of 2018.
The 21-year-old Chukwueze has 58 games under his belt in the Spanish top-flight, scoring eight goals and has set up six others.
Anaedoonline.com reported that Henry Onyekuru will hope he can now establish himself at French Ligue 1 side, AS Monaco, on his return from a loan spell at Turkish champions, Galatasaray.
His second coming to ‘Gala’ was not as a successful as the first spell after he only managed a goal in 10 appearances in the Super Lig.
For the 2018/19 season, Onyekuru netted 14 times in 31 appearances for the Istanbul giants.
Monaco have embarked on a massive re-organisation that has included hiring a new coach, Robert Moreno.
Onyekuru, 23, had managed only four appearances for Monaco before he was shipped out on loan to Galatasaray in January.
Monaco signed him from Premier League club, Everton, last summer.