Who is Carney Chukwuemeka?

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Who is Carney Chukwuemeka?Ever since there were reports of Chelsea planning to sign teenage midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa many have been trying to know about him. So here is what you need to know about the teenager.

Carney Chibueze Chukwuemeka  is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Chelsea. Born in Austria to Nigerian parents, he represents England at youth international level, most recently captaining the England U19 side.

Age

He was born 20 October 2003. He is 18 years old.

International career

Chukwuemeka is eligible to play for the national teams of England, Nigeria and Austria. After making two appearances for England U17 national team, on 29 March 2021, he made his debut for the England U18 squad in 2–0 victory over Wales.

On 2 September 2021, Chukwuemeka made his debut for the England U19s during a 2–0 victory over Italy U19s at St. George’s Park, he also captained the side. On 10 November 2021, he scored his first England U19 goal, in a 4–0 victory over Andorra U19 in a 2022 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification match.

On 17 June 2022, Chukwuemeka was named in the England squad for the 2022 UEFA European Under-19 Championship finals. Chukwuemeka featured in every game of their tournament, scoring in group stage victories against Austria and Serbia. On 1 July 2022, he scored the second goal in England’s 3–1 extra time victory over Israel in the final. His performances during the competition led to his inclusion in the UEFA team of the tournament

Chelsea

Chelsea are set to sign Aston Villa midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka in a deal which could reach £20 million, sources have told ESPN. In a brief statement, the Blues confirmed: “Aston Villa and Chelsea can confirm that the clubs have reached an agreement for the permanent transfer of Carney Chukwuemeka. “The 18-year-old has been given permission to travel to London to discuss both personal terms and undergo a medical.”

Personal life

Chukwuemeka is of Igbo descent. He was born in Austria to Nigerian parents and was raised in Northampton, England. His older brother Caleb also plays for Aston Villa.

He is also an ex-student from the Northampton School for Boys.

Net Worth

Carney Chukwuemeka earns £2,400 per week, £124,800 per year playing for Aston Villa F.C. as a AM C. Carney Chukwuemeka’s net worth is £132,340 according to SalarySport

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