BARCELONA have reportedly entered the race to sign Aston Villa starlet Carney Chukwuemeka with Arsenal also keen on the midfielder

Published on: 27 May 2022


The 18-year-old has been linked with a summer exit away from the Midlands with his contract at Villa Park to expire in 2023.

Austrian born was linked with the likes of Manchester United, City and Liverpool last season, with Bayern Munich and Juventus also keen.

And fellow European sides Monaco, PSV Eindhoven and RB Leipzig have also been claimed to be keen on prising him away from England.

And following a breakthrough campaign which has seen him feature in 12 Premier League games, clubs are keen to test Villa's resolve of the player.

It was claimed in March how Mikel Arteta had eyed up the Young Lions ace as a possible replacement for Granit Xhaka should the Swiss star depart.


Reports stated how the Gunners have sent scouts to watch the youngster in action numerous times this term.

And according to Sport, the North London outfit remain interested in the teenager ahead of a possible swoop.

But they could miss out on his signature with it said how Barcelona have met with the player's agent.

They state Chukwuemeka's representatives have met with Barca's director of football Mateu Alemany and sporting advisor Jordi Cruyff.

Chukwuemeka is eligible to play for the national teams of England, Nigeria and Austria. After making two appearances for England U17 national team, on 29 March 2021, he made his debut for the England U18 squad in 2–0 victory over