It’s Official: AC Milan Confirm Signing of Super Eagles Winger Samuel Chukwueze

AC Milan have completed the signing of Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze in a deal reported to be worth €28m plus add-ons.


The 24-year-old has signed a five-year deal with the Serie A club and will wear the number 21.

Chukwueze, who had one year left on his Villarreal contract, wanted to leave the Spanish side to secure a move elsewhere.


Milan announced the signing in a statement released on their website on Thursday.


“AC Milan is delighted to announce the signing of Samuel Chimerenka Chukwueze from Villarreal CF. The Nigerian forward has signed for the Rossoneri until 30 June 2028,” Milan stated.


“Born in Umuahia (Nigeria) on 22 May 1999, Samuel came through the Diamond Football Academy Youth Sector before moving to Villarreal in 2017.



“With the Spanish club’s B team, he played 20 games and scored four goals before making his debut with the senior team in September 2018, going on to feature 207 times, scoring 37 goals, and winning 1 Europa League.




“He has been capped 28 times for Nigeria and scored four goals. “Samuel Chukwueze has chosen the number 21 jersey.”


During his time at Villarreal, Chukwueze helped the La Liga side win the UEFA Europa League title in the 2020/21 season.


Before Milan’s announcement, Villarreal had confirmed the wingman’s departure.

“Villarreal CF have reached a transfer agreement with AC Milan for Samu Chukwueze, who has left the club after six years,” they said in a statement.

While thanking him for his service, Villarreal said the Nigerian who was “one of the most popular players among the club’s fans, leaves behind goals that will go down in the club’s history, such as the one scored against FC Bayern at the Allianz Arena in the quarter-finals of the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League or the brilliant performance at the Santiago Bernabéu last season.

“Villarreal CF would like to thank Samu Chukwueze for his dedication and professionalism during his time at the club and wishes him all the best in his new professional career.”

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