Villarreal captain Dani Parejo has backed Nigeria international Samuel Chukwueze to shine, following his move to Serie A with AC Milan.

Parejo joined Spanish football writer, Jamie Kemble, who had also backed Samuel Chukwueze to shine at the San Siro.

Milan completed the signing of Chukwueze from Villarreal on a five-year deal worth €28m, including add-ons last week as the Nigerian became Stefano Pioli’ seventh summer acquisition ahead of the new season.

The 24-year-old, who scored 13 goals and 11 assists in all competitions last season for the Yellow Submarine, has been touted to form a dangerous two-flanked attack along with Rafael Leao for Milan next season.

Chuwkwueze and Parejo shared a great connection during their time at the Estadio de la Ceramica and the Nigerian presented the Spaniard with a signed AC Milan jersey with a personal signature, expressing his gratitude and friendship.

Parejo, overwhelmed with gratitude, took to social media to showcase the heartfelt memento, while also sending warm wishes to his departing friend, saying, “This year you will rock.”

The Nigerian did not feature in the Rossoneri final pre-season game in California against Barcelona on Wednesday but he will hope to make his Serie A debut against Bologna when they kick off their campaign August 21.

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