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Opinion: After being one step away from Everton, player shows why Toffees need him

At one point, Everton was on the verge of securing the signing of Samuel Chukwueze, as they sought to reinforce their attacking options, writes the SW.

However, the transfer never came to fruition, and the Nigeria international did not make his way to Goodison Park. AS, a media outlet in Spain, has recently highlighted the crucial role that the winger has played for Villarreal in recent times, demonstrating why Everton had been interested in him initially.

Although he did not score in the previous match, he drew a foul that resulted in a penalty in the 2-0 victory over Real Sociedad. Additionally, his recent tally of three assists and three goals in six games has propelled his team up the standings and solidified their hold on the sixth position.

The Nigerian winger has played a significant role in Villarreal’s unbeaten run of five games. On the other hand, Everton’s struggles to score goals this season continue, despite a few improved results under Sean Dyche. The Toffees had identified Chukwueze as a potential solution to their goal-scoring woes, but their failure to sign him in the summer has turned out to be a stroke of luck for Villarreal.