Money on the table: Villarreal receive N18 billion offer for exciting Super Eagles winger – report

The Nigeria international has been with the Yellow Submarines since moving to Europe, following his brilliance at the 2015 FIFA u17 World Cup

Aston Villa have taken a major step towards securing the signature of Super Eagles attacker Samuel Chukwueze if reports from the English media are anything to go by.

Chukwueze has been a subject of interest from Aston Villa since the English side appointed former Arsenal boss Unai Emery as the manager.

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Unai Emery and Chukwueze worked together at Villarreal before the tactician returned to the Premier League a few weeks ago.

And the two could be reunited at Villa Park, with Aston Villa keen to back Emery up with funds to make meaningful additions to the squad in January.

And according to Football Insider (via TMW), Aston Villa have tabled an offer of 40 million euros (approximately N18.5 billion) to Villarreal for Chukwueze.

After receiving such a princely bid, Villarreal may not need more convincing to sanction the sale of a player who joined the club from Diamond Academy for €500,000 in 2017.

A largely successful five-year spell in Spain has seen Chukwueze develop into one of the most exciting wingers in La Liga.

Valued at 20 million euros, the 23-year-old is the seventh most valuable player at Villarreal and the fourth among Nigerian players.

Villarreal have always been open to letting Chukwueze leave for the Premier League in the presence of a suitable offer.

Chukwueze was reportedly close to making a deadline-day loan move to Everton in the summer but negotiations stalled at the crucial moments.