Chukwueze quit LaLiga club Villarreal for AC Milan this summer.
The winger has however started just two games across all competitions for the former Serie A champions.
West, who was in the books of Red and Blacks for one season (2000-2001), has backed his compatriot to become a key player for his former club.
“I think he made one of his best career choices by going to Milan,” West told ESPN.
“We will see the best of Chukwueze at Milan.
“I believe it is the best for him because Milan is a club that will give him the atmosphere and grounds to bring out his best abilities. They have the structures to take a player to a different level… especially for a young player who really wants to make it.”
The former Inter Milan defender also advised Chukwueze that he must take advantage of the opportunities available with Milan to ensure he performs better than the other Nigerians, who previously played for the Roosoneri.
“He is very talented, we can all see that,” West added.
“But there are certain things that he needs to add to his game, and they will help him there to polish it.
“He also needs to do his part. As a young boy who has fought from the background of nowhere to get to where he is, he should carry the same fight and the same hard work to Milan. What he needs to do is put his head down, forget about all the lights, the distraction and everything else, listen to his coaches, analyse his mistakes, and work with them to get better with every game.”
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