With the Italian Serie A campaign now soon to kick off for the 2023/24 season, AC Milan fans have long known that talented winger Samuel Chukwueze would be turning out in their club colours for the coming campaign after they finally managed to secure his services a good few weeks ago from Villareal.
After a bit of a transfer saga with the Spanish La Liga initially holding out for their release clause of 35 million Euros, agreement was eventually struck with the San Siro outfit that saw the 24 year old end his five year stay with them, and move to Italia for a negotiated 28 million Euro fee, that did include unspecified add ons.
Last Tuesday, fans of the Rossoneri got their first proper glimpse of their new talent as he made his unofficial debut in Milan’s pre season friendly victory over Monza, and then the Nigerian international was officially unveiled on the following Wednesday to fans and the media alike.
Quoted by Football Italia from his unveiling, the 28 capped international clearly could not wait to get going at his new club, and he had already set his sights on beating Inter and Juventus in particular.
“I can’t wait to get started. I think we have the team to beat anyone in Serie A, so meeting Inter, Juventus, for sure we can beat them.”
He went on to say.
“I didn’t come to watch or earn money, I’m here to win trophies. My work is to play football and write my name in the history of Milan, so that people will remember me in future. I want to make a name for myself and for Milan. I can’t come here and not win. My first priority is to win something, Scudetto, Champions League, Coppa Italia.”
At least he is not fussy, but fans will be delighted with that kind of attitude as he looks towards the next step of his career. He will undoubtedly need a little bit of time to settle into life in a new country and get use to his team mates, but his abilities on the football pitch speak for themselves and with 41 goals returned in 227 career appearances across all competitions so far, it should not take too long at all in reality for him to make his mark at Milan and begin impressing his new passionate and vocal supporters.
With a contract keeping him at the club until the summer of 2028, he has plenty of time to write himself into their history books as he desires.