Player claims Arsenal have asked him about £60m teammate reportedly wanted by Liverpool

Santi Cazorla of Villarreal CF with the ball during the Copa del Rey Quarter Final match between CD Mirandes and Villarreal CF at Estadio de Anduva on February 05, 2020 in Miranda de Ebro,...

Arsenal and Liverpool have been linked with Samuel Chukwueze.

Santi Cazorla of Villarreal CF celebrates a goal during the Copa del Rey Quarter Final match between CD Mirandes and Villarreal CF at Estadio de Anduva on February 05, 2020 in Miranda de...

Santi Cazorla has told Marca that Arsenal have asked him about his Villarreal teammate and reported Liverpool target Samuel Chukwueze.

A report in The Daily Mail earlier this week claimed that Liverpool are among the clubs interested in signing Chukwueze from Villarreal in the summer transfer window.

It was reported that Chelsea and Manchester City are also considering moves for the 20-year-old winger, who is valued at £60 million by the Yellow Submarine.

Former Arsenal star Cazorla plays with the Nigeria international for Villarreal, and he has said that the Gunners have called him about the youngster.

 

Cazorla has also stated that Arsenal have asked him about his teammate and 23-year-old central defender Pau Torres.

Cazorla told Marca, as translated by Goal.com, when asked if he has had calls from Arsenal: “Yes, friends from Arsenal especially. They ask me about them and think they can make the jump to the Premiership tomorrow.

“It’s good that great teams are interested in young players from Villarreal, but for the moment I tell them to leave them alone here.

“They still have to take steps forward. They both have a great personality, and their feet are on the ground.”

Samuel Chukwueze of Villarreal CF reacts during the Liga match between Deportivo Alaves and Villarreal CF at Estadio de Mendizorroza on January 25, 2020 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

Stats

According to WhoScored, Chukwueze has made 13 starts and nine substitute appearances in La Liga for Villarreal so far this season, scoring three goals and providing one assist in the process.

During the 2018-19 campaign, the Nigerian made 19 starts and seven substitute appearances in the league for the Yellow Submarine, scoring five goals and providing two assists in the process, according to WhoScored.

GIRONA, SPAIN -January 22: Samuel Chukwueze #11 of Villarreal during the Girona V Villarreal, Copa del Rey match at Municipal de Montilivi on January 22nd 2020 in Girona, Spain.

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