Mike McGrath: Aston Villa 'risk losing millions' on wonderkid Carney Chukwuemeka
Aston Villa wonderkid Carney Chukwuemeka has rejected a new contract with clubs now closely monitoring the situation, according to the Telegraph.
The teenage midfielder has entered the final year of his contract and is yet to renew his deal with the club.
The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath has now reported that the club are set to lose millions on the player in transfer fees if he does continue to not re-sign with the club.
McGrath said: “Aston Villa risk losing millions of pounds in transfer fees after Carney Chukwuemeka rejected contract proposals to extend his deal at Villa Park. [Telegraph]
“There has been no agreement over fresh terms at Villa to secure his future, with Steven Gerrard leaving him out of the club’s tour to Australia with the new deal unsigned.
“Chukwuemeka is permitted to speak to clubs in January about a pre-contract for the 2023/24 season when he would move in the summer as a free agent, with a foreign club only required to pay small compensation.”
Exit on the cards?
An exit for the midfielder is looking more and more likely with every passing day as Chukwuemeka continues to refuse to commit his future to the Villains.
Chukwuemeka, who started his career in Northampton’s youth team, has been a player who has shown his clear talent since he made his debut against Tottenham a year ago (May 21) as a substitute.
The then 17-year-old showed promise even from that early stage and he hit the post within minutes of coming on in the away win in 2021.
He has since grown as a player and further rose his stocks in the football market with his impressive performances in England under-19s European Championships, driving his country to victory with energetic and classy performances in the heart of midfield.
With the likes of Manchester United. Manchester City and Barcelona all interested in the dynamic midfielder, the sky is the limit for the 18-year-old.
In other Aston Villa news, the club are considering a loan move for Cameron Archer.