Borussia Dortmund is apparently interested in the English junior international Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa. The picture reports that BVB scouts have been watching the Premier League club’s midfield jewel “very actively for months”.
The 17-year-old is at home in the central midfield, but can also be used as a game designer right in front of the back four and further up front. After signing his first professional contract last fall, he is tied to Villa until 2023. He should still be eager to change in the summer. As a transfer fee, 15 million euros are under discussion.
Rumors of well-known people interested in the teenager are not new. A few weeks ago, Chukwuemeka was also under discussion as a new addition at Bayern. The Times reported in February. In addition, according to picture The two Manchester giants City and United, as well as Barcelona and PSG, also have their eyes on the England U18 international with Nigerian roots.
At Villa, Chukwuemeka is prophesied a great future. Last year, managing director Christian Purslow even described him as “probably the best 16-year-old in all of England”. Actually, according to the club’s plan, Chukwuemeka should someday take on the role of captain Jack Grealish in the professional team. On Wednesday evening he made his debut in the 2-1 win against Tottenham in the Premier League.
At BVB, they know a lot about the transfers of young Englishmen. Jadon Sancho moved from ManCity’s youth to Dortmund at the age of 17 and Jude Bellingham was just as old when he transferred from Birmingham to Borussia last summer. Both developed splendidly with the Black and Yellows.
BVB boss Watzke: transfers? “It may be that nothing moves at all”
“We can not optimize the squad like hell. That should be clear to everyone,” said Watzke in the WAZ: “It may be that nothing moves,” said the 61-year-old. “Then we’ll start the new season with the same team. And then we don’t have to tremble.”