English Premier league side Leicester City have shown keen interest in acquiring the services of Nigerian junior international winger Samuel Chukwueze who turned 18 on Monday.
Leicester City were involved in another transaction with Barrister Johnny Ogbah, the UK based Nigerian sports lawyer who took Chukwueze and his mum to Arsenal in February 2016 and when they discovered his links with the young dazzler they indicated interest in acquiring the services of the player.
Chukwueze was on the verge of joining Arsenal in a deal worth a combined£6m after the lad won the Bronze Nwakali. Arsenal bought Nwakali for £2.5m (with a further £1m due from contingent payments) but pulled out of the deal for Chukwueze when his academy demanded for atleast 40% upfront payment whereas Arsenal were only willing to pay 10% then and 90% upon the player attaining the age of 18.
Had that deal gone through, Diamond Football Academy Umuahia would have been due £1.350m (One million three hundred and fifty thousand pounds) from today as the lad turned 18, plus a possible further £1m in contingent payments.
It is left to see how far Leicester City will go with their interest for a player who can be described as like-for-like with their star forward Riyad Mahrez who is likely to leave the club this summer for greener pastures.