The agent of West Ham and Liverpool target Arnaut Danjuma says there is a 50% chance a move is on this summer.
West Ham or Liverpool could have signed Dutch star Danjuma for just £21m from Bournemouth before he joined Villarreal where he has been an absolute revelation.
Less than a year ago West Ham were being heavily linked with a move for attacker Danjuma as he impressed for the Cherries in the Championship (The Sun).
An injury-hit campaign the season before meant Danjuma was unable to help save Bournemouth from relegation.
West Ham were linked with the 25-year-old again in the summer and he seemed to tick all the boxes of David Moyes’s recruitment policy; a good age, athletic, powerful, fast and clearly talented.
He has also been heavily linked with Liverpool, as recently as last month (Goal).
It is fair to say both West Ham and Liverpool have done pretty well without Danjuma!
Both given West Ham boss Moyes and Liverpool leader Jurgen Klopp have proved they are not afraid to dip into the Championship to make signings, both will regret not having snapped the Dutchman up when they had the chance.
Instead West Ham spent £33m on Nikola Vlasic while Danjuma was snapped up for just £21m by Villarreal (Sky Sports).
Various reports have linked Liverpool and West Ham with renewed interest ahead of the summer window.
And now the agent of West Ham and Liverpool target Danjuma says there is a 50% chance a move is on this summer.
Football Espana, which credits Liverpool with serious interest in the 25-year-old, has reported that Danjuma’s agent Michale Moses told Radio Castellon a move could well be on the cards when the window opens on June 10th.
It is easy to see why West Ham and Liverpool are interested in Danjuma.
The wide-forward has scored 17 goals and laid on five assists for Villarreal this season.
He is believed to have a sizeable £62m release clause at the Yellow Submarine. But West Ham boss Moyes admitted in January – when he failed to sign a single player – that he was prepared to save his money and ‘go big’ in the summer instead.
That kind of figure would not be a problem for Liverpool. But Danjuma would be well aware he is more likely to get regular game time at West Ham given Liverpool’s vast array of attacking talent.
In a recent interview with 90min, Danjuma admitted he would relish a move back to England and says he has family living here.