“He’s a bit like Pogba” – Journalist claims Liverpool transfer target matches the abilities of Paul Pogba

"He's a bit like Pogba" - Journalist claims Liverpool transfer target matches the abilities of Paul Pogba
"He's a bit like Pogba" - Journalist claims Liverpool transfer target matches the abilities of Paul Pogba

Journalist Neil Jones compared Carney Chukwuemeka, a Liverpool transfer target, to former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba in an interview with The Redman TV.

Chukwuemeka’s transfer is apparently a competition between Arsenal and the Anfield outfit. The 18-year-old midfielder is swiftly rising to the top of England’s young talent list.

For Steven Gerrard’s team last season, the Aston Villa youngster made 14 senior appearances in all competitions. He could now be on the move as his stock continues to rise with two years remaining on Chukwuemeka’s current contract with Aston Villa.

Neil Jones rained praises when describing the abilities the England international possessed.

He also related how James Norris, a young player for Liverpool, had previously compared him to former Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba.

He said (via HITC):

“He really is a good player. He’s something else to watch. I spoke to James Norris before Liverpool played a game recently at the back-end of last season, and he was speaking about playing with him at U19 and U20 level for England.”


He added:

“He said he was a bit like Pogba in terms of his ability on the ball and his individual skills but he’s also able to run and do all the rest of the modern midfield stuff.”

The Villans wonderkid is not only making waves at the club level, but his performances for England’s youth teams have also been very remarkable.

Chukwuemeka scored three goals in helping England U19 win the European Championships this summer. He scored three goals in the campaign and was also named in the team of the tournament as well.

Other teams like Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund are keeping an eye on the midfielder.

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard wants Carney Chukwuemeka to sign a long-term deal with Aston Villa

Aston Villa manager and Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard, wants Carney Chukwuemeka to extend his stay with the Villans.

Given that the outstanding teenager only has two years left on his current contract, it is understandable why the Aston Villa manager is desperate to cling onto him.

Gerrard had stated in May (via Shropshire Star):

“Hopefully he is going to be a big player for Aston Villa. We want him to stay here long-term. We believe this is the best place for Carney. I hope that situation progresses in a positive way.”

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