EXCL: PSG join Barcelona in transfer battle for Aston Villa outcast Carney Chukwuemeka, but Xavi Hernandez’s Barca are leading the race.
After this week’s hornet’s nest-stirring incident involving Aston Villa, French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain is now competing with Barcelona for the 18-year-old signing Carney Chukwuemeka.
Carney Chukwuemeka, a misfit of Aston Villa, is now being chased by Paris Saint-Germain.
After Aston Villa this week sparked a hornet’s nest, the Qatari-backed French giants are now competing with Barcelona for the 18-year-old’s services. Steven Gerrard, the manager of the Villians, left Chukwuemeka at home while the team headed to Australia for the first Queensland Champions Cup.
Barcelona is still in control; they already made their intentions clear when Carney said he wouldn’t extend a deal with just a year left on it.
But now that the aspirational French team has entered the game, the young star, who just helped England’s Under-19 team win the European Championships, must pick a choice.
Chukwuemeka, who is more often known by his first name, Carney, has so far rebuffed Villa’s advances and has been involved in a contract standoff for the previous six months.
Last season, he had a thorough introduction to life in the Premier League as Gerrard attempted to persuade him that he would have a chance to excel.
However, it appears that there are now tensions between the player and the club, and Villa will now be tempted to make a profit.
Xavi Hernandez has approved the deal and he told the board to make a move for the England international. He is a top talent and he has a bright future ahead of him.
Aston Villa are open to selling for a transfer fee worth €23m. Barcelona’s plan is to sign him this summer and loan him out to get more minute.