Papilonews.com can authoritatively reveal that Nigerian U17 and U20 international Samuel Chukwueze is presently in Portugal with his mother and Hon Martin Apugo the CEO of Diamond Football Academy. The trio hit the
Portuguese city of Porto on Tuesday morning and they are negotiating with FC Porto in view of a deal for the skillful striker when he turns 18 next May.
Chukwueze and his mother were in London in February alongside renowned sports lawyer Barrister Johnny Precious Ogbah ahead a move to Arsenal alongside his national team captain Kelechi Nwakali but whereas the Nwakali deal sailed through and Kelechi signed the dotted lines for The Gunners after turning 18 last June, negotiations for Chukwueze hit a brick wall and the deal fell through.
Thereafter, the bronze boot winner at Chile 2015 U17 World Youth Championship Chile 2015 has been sought after by any clubs including Juventus and Monaco. Until a player turns 18, he cannot make an international transfer but with the consent of his guardian he can enter into a pre-contract and sign a professional contract whenever he turns 18.