West Ham United are interested in signing in Villarreal forward Arnaut Danjuma, according to journalist Ryan Taylor.
The Dutchman has been a long-term target for Liverpool but it looks as if the winger could instead move to the London Stadium
David Moyes’ side will have to break the winger’s £38m release clause to bring him to the capital.
Danjuma has been an instant hit in his season in the quaint Spanish town of Villarreal, scoring 16 goals in 34 matches in all competitions.
Before this he was a familiar face to those in England, featuring for Bournemouth in their season of relegation and subsequent failed attempt at promotion back to the Premier League.
He did bag 17 goals in the 2020/21 season before his move, though, with Liverpool registering an interest in signing him from the Cherries.
“The Premier League was a frustrating time with injuries, but it taught me so much about what the top players need to do on and off the pitch,” he told The I in April.
“I watch a lot of clips. I speak a lot with the manager, I’ve got my own personal trainer, my own personal nutritionist, my own individual striker coach, who I work with on a daily basis after training, watching hours of clips."
"I stay after training with the [Villarreal] striker coach Antonio Rodriguez. All in my own time."
“There are lots of quality players who have never succeeded in their career. And on the contrary, there are a lot of players who have no quality at all, but play week in, week out at the highest level and have lifted a Champions League or World Cup. You have to have it all.
“I know I’ve got the quality and I’ve got the capability to be the very best, but it doesn’t mean I am or will be the best automatically, so I work hard off the pitch too.”
A move to West Ham will enable him another chance at the highest level in England, with the Irons also competing in the UEFA Europa Conference League.