An update has emerged regarding Leeds’ interest in Villarreal winger Arnaut Danjuma.
According to Football Insider, the Whites are tracking the 24-year-old ahead of the January transfer window.
The report claimed that scouts from the Yorkshire club watched his performance against Manchester United in the Champions League earlier this week, with Victor Orta now weighing up a swoop for the Dutchman.
Orta must seal a January deal for Danjuma as he could duly land another Raphinha for Leeds. Supporters would surely love having another direct, exciting winger to watch, with the 24-year-old having the quality to create moments of magic, just like the Brazilian.
This season, Raphinha has produced three goals in six Premier League matches, whilst averaging 2.2 key passes and 1.3 dribbles per game. He has the ability to mix exciting wing play with goals and chances created, rather than being a player who flatters to deceive with promising build-up and no finish.
Danjuma, meanwhile, has three goals and one assist in five starts for Villarreal across the Champions League and La Liga. In two European outings, the winger has produced three key passes and three dribbles, showing that he also has the ability to beat his man and then provide quality end product in the final third.
This shows how similar the two players are in style, with Danjuma a right-footed left winger and Raphinha a left-footed right winger. Orta bringing in the Dutchman could mean that Marcelo Bielsa would have two excellent wide options on either flank.
Clinton Morrison heaped praise on the former Bournemouth man when speaking about him on Quest, via Football League World, saying: “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.”
Danjuma has experience playing in England. He managed 17 goals and seven assists for Bournemouth in the Championship last season before his transfer to Villarreal, which suggests that he would not need too long to settle in England, having played for the Cherries for two seasons.
Therefore, fans would surely love to see the 24-year-old at Elland Road as he excelled in the Championship and is now in the process of proving himself in both the Champions League and La Liga. His style of play also lends itself to exciting the fans, much like Raphinha’s, and the Whites faithful could enjoy his wing wizardry if Orta signs him in the January transfer window.