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Villarreal news, September 19

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Three members in the La Liga squad of the week!

Maria José Segovia

Whoscored chooses a La Liga squad of the week after every group of matches, and this one must be unique. No Real Madrid, Barcelona or Atletico Madrid players in it; three Villarreal players (Rukavina, Samu Castillejo, Cedric Bakambu), three Las Palmas players, one each from Eibar, Valencia, Betis, Sevilla and Espanyol.

Seven Villarreal youth players are participating in training for Spain’s U-19 and U-17 squads. The U-19’s are from Villarreal C (Joan Salvà, Iván Martín, Alex Millán), the U-17’s from our Juvenil A squad (Marc Vidal, Goyo Medina, Carlos Beitia and Nacho Diáz); that team will play a Mexican youth side on Thursday this week.

Also being reported in Nigeria that Villarreal has signed Nigerian U20 international Samuel Chukwueze (he’s 18).

He had been linked with Arsenal. Hopefully one of our folks in Vila-real can confirm this; we have another Nigerian player, Jack Ipalibo, who has been playing with Villarreal C.