Samuel Chukwueze, Super Eagles winger, has signed with Roc Nation Sports (RNS), a management firm founded by Shawn ‘JAY-Z’ Carter.
RNS, which is the sports management division of Roc Nation, took to its social media outlets to announce the partnership on Thursday.
The sports firm said it has entered a partnership with ’10 Management’ to manage the affairs of Chukwueze.
“Today Roc Nation Sports announced a ground-breaking new partner in 10 Management, along with the signing of one of Africa’s brightest young football stars in Samuel Chukwueze,” it wrote.
— Roc Nation Sports (@RocNationSports) August 1, 2019
Chukwueze also took to his social media accounts to express his excitement about the partnership.
The popularity of the Villarreal FC player started to swell among football lovers in Nigeria following his exciting performance at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
He has been compared by many to Arjen Robben, Dutch former footballer, because of his wealth of skills.
Chukwueze, who hails from Abia state, scored his first senior goal in Nigeria’s 2–1 win over South Africa in the quarter finals.
He now joins the likes of Eric Bailly, Kevin De Bruyne Jerome Boateng and Romelu Lukaku on the agency’s roaster.