Liverpool or any other top European club recently linked with Samuel Chukwueze will have to shell out a princely 63 million Euros if they hope to snap him up from La Liga club Villarreal.
Chukwueze, 20, cost Villarreal only 500,000 Euros when he joined them a season and half ago.
According to L’equipe, the Spanish club now have a contract with the Super Eagles winger till 2023, but clubs who wish to sign him before then will have to splash out 63 million Euros, which is the release clause on his contract.
The former Nigeria U-17 and U-20 star scored eight goals and provided three assists in 38 matches in all competitions this past season.
Chukwueze has been listed by the authoritative L’Equipe as the 25th best U-20 player in the world. And Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has tipped him to go on to become a top player in Europe.
“He can become a very good player,” said Rohr. “He has a very good left foot, he is fast, he has a low center of gravity that gives him balance, he can score and pass.”
Chukwu has made Nigeria’s final 23-man squad to the AFCON 19 in Egypt.