Arsenal target Samuel Chukwueze is now worth £60million – but they could have reportedly snapped him up for just £4m in 2017.
The Gunners, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool are among the clubs that have been linked to the 20-year-old Villarreal star. The in-demand winger was heavily linked with a move to the Gunners three years ago, but his academy blocked the move.
Arsenal were set to pay just £4million for the talented youngster. Chukwueze said: “It was very close for me to sign for Arsenal, I almost had the contract in my hands. Unfortunately, it did not work out fine with my academy due to the side of agreement and payment. They did not agree with the terms of the contract. I was very happy thinking of signing and dreaming of playing for Arsenal, but my academy did not allow it to happen.”
Just three years later, the Nigeria international’s valuation has rocketed up to around £60m. He has attracted a wide range of interest after scoring four goals and adding a further four assists in 26 appearances this season.
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