Borussia Dortmund keep tabs on Aston Villa starlet Carney Chukwuemeka, with the German side hoping he could follow in the footsteps of Jude Bellingham and Jadon Sancho
- Carney Chukwuemeka’s contract with Aston Villa expires this summer
- Steven Gerrard admitted very little progress has been made in negotiations
- Borussia Dortmund are among the clubs monitoring the youngster’s situation
- He could follow in the footsteps of Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham
Aston Villa youngster Carney Chukwuemeka is being monitored by Borussia Dortmund, who believe he can follow in the footsteps of Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham.
Chukwuemeka’s contract at Villa Park expires at the end of next season and though player and club have been discussing a new deal, manager Steven Gerrard admitted there had been scant progress after Villa’s 3-0 victory at Leeds earlier this month.
A number of European clubs have been following the progress of Chukwuemeka, 18, long before he made his Premier League debut against Brentford last August.
Carney Chukwuemeka (right) is set to leave Aston Villa when his contract expires
Since then, the midfielder has made a further eight appearances in the top flight, though he has not featured since Villa lost 1-0 at Newcastle on February 13.
Dortmund have been watching Chukwuemeka closely, encouraged by the success enjoyed by England internationals Sancho and Bellingham in the Bundesliga.
Sancho joined Dortmund from Manchester City in 2017 and established himself as one of the most exciting wide players in Europe before joining Manchester United for £76million last summer.
The 18-year-old is on the radar of Borussia Dortmund, who monitor English talents
Bellingham, meanwhile, arrived from Birmingham for a deal worth up to £30m in summer 2020.
Like Sancho, the 18-year-old has shone in Germany and would make Dortmund a substantial profit should he return to the Premier League.
Asked at Elland Road about Chukwuemeka’s future, Gerrard said: ‘As far as I know they (contract talks) haven’t progressed. We’ve done everything we can from our side to try and make them progress. I’m not sure where that’s up to at the moment.’
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