An update has emerged on Leeds target Arnaut Danjuma, regarding Bournemouth’s valuation of the forward.
According to the print edition of The Sun, 18/07, p61, (via Football League World), Leeds United transfer target Arnaut Danjuma is being valued at £35m by Championship side Bournemouth. This is said to be causing trouble for the teams keen on signing him, increasing the chances of him remaining at The Vitality.
Leeds and West Ham are believed to be two of the Premier League clubs interested in the Dutch international, but they may now have been put off his this latest update.
If they paid that price then it would break the club-record fee of £30m they spent on Rodrigo last summer.
The club’s supporters will be frustrated by this update as it appears to put a dampener on their chances of being able to sign Danjuma from the Cherries.
Whilst it does not explicitly state that Leeds have given up their pursuit because of this demand, Leeds are one of the sides believed to be keen on him and the valuation is putting clubs off him – which means that they could be amongst that group.
£35m is a huge fee for a player who is unproven in the Premier League. Danjuma failed to register a goal or assist in six starts in the top-flight during the 2019/20 campaign, but it was a season marred by injuries as Bournemouth were also relegated.
He then took the Championship by storm the following season. He racked up 17 goals and seven assists as his side just missed out on promotion by losing in the play-off semi-finals.
“Danjuma is an excellent player. Whatever happens, he will be playing Premier League football next year, whether it’s with Bournemouth or without them. He’s an exceptional talent.”
This shows that, despite his struggles in the Premier League previously, he could now be ready to be a crucial player for Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds, or any other club, in the top division. He has shown that he can score and create goals consistently in the second tier, which is why Leeds fans would be delighted to see him arrive at Elland Road this summer.
Therefore, they will share a feeling of frustration that this latest update makes that prospect seem unlikely. It will be interesting to see whether or not Bournemouth decide to lower their valuation if it gets towards the end of the window and the forward starts to get itchy feet, which is when Victor Orta could strike.