Villarreal are set to raise Nigeria international, Samuel Chukwueze’s basic salary and increase his release clause up to €60M (about N24bn), to ward off reported interest from Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, Sportinglife.ng reports.
According to reports in Marca, the increment will be included in a new long-term contract offer proposed by the Spanish outfit to the midfielder.
The report states that his current deal, which runs up until 2023, includes a release clause of €40m (about N14bn).
The Super Eagles forward broke into the Yellow Submarine first team last season, and he has quickly established himself as a fans favourite at the El Madrigal.
The 20-year-old who is expected to join the national team next week ahead of the October 13 friendly against Brazil in Singapore has feature in six of their seven La Liga games so far this season, and he looks set to play a key role this season, alongside Santi Cazorla and Pau Torres.
Javi Calleja’s side confirmed earlier this week that Torres has signed a new deal, up to 2024, after a fine start to the season, after a year-long loan at Malaga in 2018-19.