Few young international players have made such an immediate impact in LaLiga Santander in recent years as Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze, with the 19-year-old Nigeria international already looking key to the Yellow Submarine’s chances of success this season.
Ikwuano-born Chukwueze came a long way very fast following his LaLiga debut against Levante on November 4, 2018, having scored his first senior goal for club from Spain’s eastern coast in a Copa del Rey tie against Almeria a few days previously.
A first LaLiga goal arrived on November 11, when he drove into the area and dribbled past two defenders before firing low through the legs of Rayo Vallecano goalkeeper, Stole Dimitrievski.
A second league strike came the following weekend, when Chukwueze received a back-heel from teammate Santi Cazorla and showed composure and technique to fire the ball low into the bottom corner for the winning goal against Real Betis at the Estadio de la Ceramica. Read more