Carney Chukwuemeka has reportedly given his approval for a transfer to AC Milan. The young prodigy from Aston Villa is also a target for Barcelona, who briefly appeared to be the favorite to sign him this year.
Carney Chukwuemeka is one of England’s most talented young midfielders. The last six years have seen the teenager make rapid development in the Aston Villa academy. The 18-year-old has now played 16 times for the senior team, making his first-team debut in the 2021–2022 campaign.
However, after contract discussions came to a stumbling block, Chukwuemeka’s future at Villa Park has been uncertain. It now appears that he is departing for Scudetto winners AC Milan. They recently lost Franck Kessie on a free transfer to Barcelona, and will be looking to bolster their midfield options.
The Blaugrana though, are still in the race. Sergio Busquets is nearing the end of his illustrious career and Barcelona will need to consider alternatives because Frenkie de Jong’s future at Camp Nou is in doubt. Moreover, Manchester City is reluctant to approve the sale of Bernardo Silva.
AC Milan: A Good Choice For Chukwuemeka?
AC Milan may not have the glamour of Barcelona, but they can provide him with a lot of minutes. Chukwuemeka is unlikely to displace Pedri, Gavi, Busquets or De Jong at the moment. On the other hand, first-team minutes will be easier to come by at the San Siro.
Overall, AC Milan can be an enticing prospect for Chukwuemeka. The Italian giants have recently returned to the top, and Paolo Maldini is building something special there. Chukwuemeka can take inspiration from his compatriot Fikayo Tomori. He was a bench player at Chelsea, only to become a title winner for the Rossoneri. The young lad will hope to emulate this, and be a lynchpin in the coming years for the Italian giants.
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