New Aston Villa boss Unai Emery is already being linked with a reunion with a few of his gamers from Villarreal, together with thrilling winger Samuel Chukwueze.
Journalist Dean Jones spoke about Villa’s curiosity within the 23-year-old in a latest interview with GIVEMESPORT.
He mentioned: “It’s being performed up quite a bit and it looks as if he’s a participant that Emery has clearly acquired on his radar for January.
“Managers at all times need to usher in someone that they recognise and a game-changer is, clearly, one thing all of them search for too. It comes hand-in-hand with an appointment like this, that they’ll be searching for somebody like Chukwueze.
“He received’t need him to go anyplace else both. If he’s really going to make a switch, they need to be on the entrance of the queue.”
Final season noticed the Nigeria worldwide contribute a powerful three objectives and three assists in La Liga for Villarreal, averaging a robust 6.78 ranking from WhoScored for his performances, so it’s straightforward to see why Emery would possibly need to deliver him to the Premier League.
Ought to Villa signal Chukwueze?
Regardless of solely beginning 12 video games within the Spanish high flight, coming off the bench in 15 of his 27 appearances, Chukwueze would nonetheless common an attention-grabbing 2.5 dribbles per recreation, which is greater than twice as many as essentially the most of any Villa participant this season, with Leon Bailey main the way in which with 1.2 per match.
Samuel Eto’o was filled with reward for the teenager in 2020, suggesting that “he has the quality and ability” so as to add extra objectives to his recreation.
It’s maybe his dribbling capacity that makes Chukwueze so much like one other winger who’s lighting up the Premier League, in Arsenal‘s Brazilian sensation Gabriel Martinelli.
The 21-year-old, who’s the second-most related winger to Chukwueze in accordance with FBRef in comparison with different gamers throughout Europe’s high leagues, has been a star man for Mikel Arteta’s table-toppers this season, contributing 5 objectives and two assists within the Premier League.
The 2 gamers have registered very related numbers with regard to cross completion price (74.4% vs 75.5%), shot-creating actions per 90 (each 4.34) and pictures per 90 (2.51 vs 2.34), which emphasises how harmful each could be within the remaining third.
WhoScored additionally counsel that each Martinelli and Chukwueze‘s primary strengths are dribbling and their capacity to play key passes, so they’re clearly very related forms of participant.
Contemplating how good the Arsenal huge man has been this season, Emery would certainly be silly to show down any alternative to deliver his former winger to Villa Park in January.