Relegation Battle : Villarreal Youngster Tops List of Nigerian Players Struggling for Survival
Published: March 17, 2019
Relegation Battle : Villarreal Youngster Tops List of Nigerian Players Struggling for SurvivalThe 2018-19 season is in its last phase and clubs are putting all efforts to achieve their ultimate goal for the campaign.

Some clubs are chasing the league title; some are aiming for a top-four finish which will see them qualify for Europe next season and some are trying to avoid being relegated to the lower division.

Alex Iwobi's Arsenal are aiming for a top-four finish while Mikel Obi's Middlesbrough are seeking promotion to the Premier League.

Here is a  list of  Nigerian players who are battling relegation with their respective clubs :

Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal) : The youngster could see his club drop to the Segunda División  next season if they fail to up their game as soon as possible.

The Yellow Submarine currently occupy the 17th position and they are one point above relegation zone which doesn't guarantee their safety

Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United) : The in-form defensive midfielder has scored six goals in his last five matches, but the goals weren't sufficient to take Rotherham United out of relegation water.

The Championship side presently occupy the 22nd position with 36 points and they are set to drop down to League One, should they continue in their uninspiring display.

William Troost-Ekong (Udinese) : Despite Udinese's brilliant start to the season, the Serie A side are staring at relegation from distance.

They are not deeply involved in relegation battle but they need to halt their poor run of results as soon as possible because only two points separate them Empoli, who are 18th in the provisional standings.

Other Nigerians in this category include Fenerbahce's Victor Moses and Rayo Vallecano's Uche Agbo.

Ibukun Italoye