West Ham were heavily linked with a move to sign Arnaut Danjuma from Bournemouth in the summer and it seems as though we have missed a real trick.

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Hammers boss David Moyes was keen to bring the 24-year-old attacker to the London Stadium according to The Sun.

The Scot ended up signing Nikola Vlasic from CSKA Moscow instead, however.

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Arnaut Danjuma in action for Villarreal (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

It could be argued that Danjuma was the man we needed, however.

The 24-year-old can play anywhere across the front-line and already has experience of playing in the Premier League.

The Holland international was signed by Villarreal for just £21 million as well (Sky Sports) – more than £10 million less than the total amount we shelled out for Vlasic.

Did West Ham miss a big trick with Arnaut Danjuma?

The 24-year-old has made a brilliant start to life in Spain with Villarreal.

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Arnaut Danjuma in acton for the Netherlands (Photo by NESImages/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

He has bagged five goals and one assist in eight games for the La Liga side so far this season (Transfermarkt).

The pacy front-man scored for Holland on Monday night as well.

He posted the below video to his Twitter account last night:

Wow, just wow. That really is magic.

 

It’s early days of course, and Nikola Vlasic could still end up being a great player for West Ham.

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We would be lying if we said that we’re glad West Ham didn’t sign him in the summer, however.

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