Leicester City have been linked with a move for Bournemouth winger Arnaut Danjuma as the summer transfer window approaches.
What’s the story?
According to the Daily Mail, Brendan Rodgers’ charges are interested in acquiring the 24-year-old’s signature this summer after an impressive 2020/21 campaign.
The report claims that the Cherries may have to sell one of their star players after missing out on an instant return to the Premier League, and Danjuma is attracting interest from across Europe.
Imagine him and Vardy
Leicester have been linked with several intriguing prospects in recent weeks as Rodgers attempts to strengthen his squad, but the Dutch international may just be the most exciting of them all.
Danjuma bagged 17 goals and provided eight assists in just 37 appearances for the south coast club last season, making him one of the Championship’s standout performers.
Although the skillful forward was ultimately unable to fire Bournemouth back to the top flight, his incredible displays clearly impressed interim manager Jonathan Woodgate, who said: “I know last season that he didn’t really get a run in the Premier League and he maybe found it a bit difficult to get game time, but this season he’s been outstanding.
“I can only talk of what he’s done under my reign, but at the minute, he’s playing some exceptional football, and what else he is doing is working for the team.”
The exceptional pace, trickery and finishing ability of Danjuma, combined with his improved work rate, would make him an ideal signing for Rodgers, and he should be able to adjust to the Northern Irishman’s system with ease.
Seeing him combine with the likes of Jamie Vardy on a regular basis at the King Power Stadium would be a daunting prospect for any opposition side. The deadly duo would provide the perfect blend of problems for opponents and could potentially fire the Foxes into the Champions League next season.
While the likes of Harvey Barnes, James Maddison and Kelechi Iheanacho came close to providing the firepower needed for a top-four finish, adding Danjuma into the mix may just provide the final piece of the jigsaw needed to finally achieve that goal. Director of football John Rudkin must do whatever he can towards making this move happen.