Samuel Chukwueze Aims To Be Better Than Arjen Robben

Full of pace, skill and possessing a magnificent left foot, Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze is the latest African talent to catch Europe’s ever-roving eyes.

One particular clip on YouTube showcases his best goals, skills and assists coupled with fascinating footwork that leaves defenders trailing behind the youngster.

The 19-year-old is not shy to get on the ball as the stats show from his first two games in La Liga, firing off a total of 10 shots and completing five of his 10 dribble attempts.

Chukwueze – who almost joined Arsenal in 2016 – has scored twice in six games this season, including his first La Liga goal last weekend against Rayo Vallecano which he described as “an unforgettable moment for my career”.

With his ability and eye for goal, he has previously said he admires Bayern Munich’s former Netherlands international winger Arjen Robben, with one comment on the online video describing Chukwueze as “the reincarnation of Robben”.

Commenting on Chukwueze, Guillem Balague a Spanish football expert said: “He has just been called up into the senior Nigeria national team and has previously won the Under-17 World Cup with them in 2015.

“Only 19 and at La Liga side Villarreal, Chukwueze is an attacking midfielder who can play in both wide areas and his dribbling ability is unbelievable.

“He has already scored in the league and cup and you have a player who is new and exciting to watch.”