Club football across Europe are about to begin and a number of clubs have recruited well over the break, investing on established names in the market. But a lot of talented younger guns might have gone under the rader had UEFA not made the wait for the new season more interesting by naming 50 rising stars to watch, and Samuel Chukwueze made the cut.
Is anyone surprised? Chukwueze did so well in the last season that his name became synonymous with his club, Villarreal. During his appearance at the 2019 AFCON, commentators couldn’t help but mention how much impact he had in La Liga before flying down for the competition.
Considering his outstanding performances, UEFA reckons he’ll be a familiar name in 2020 because he’s a “precocious winger with UEFA Europa League experience”. Well, it must be 2020 already because, thanks to the work he’s put in, there’s no La Liga fan who’ll say they don’t know Chukwueze’s name.
We can’t wait to see him continue to impress in the new season.