Liverpool are reportedly closely monitoring the progress of Villarreal winger Arnaut Danjuma ahead of a possible move.
According to Dutch publication Voetbal International, the Anfield outfit are tracking the skilful attacker as manager Jurgen Klopp plans a potential refresh of his ageing forward line.
The report states that: “Sources confirm to Voetbal International that the 24-year-old attacker is being closely monitored by Liverpool.”
It then claimed that the Reds’ recruitment team were set to scout Danjuma during Wednesday night’s Champions League clash with Manchester United.
“There he will be watched with above-average interest by Liverpool,” it states. “The Reds are particularly charmed by Danjuma and see him as a possible successor to Sadio Mané.
“Last summer, manager Jürgen Klopp’s club was also associated with the two-time Orange international, so that interest has still not cooled.”
The former Bournemouth ace was one of the Championship’s standout performers in 2020/21, bagging 15 goals and laying on a further seven assists in 33 appearances for the Cherries.
His impressive performances on the south coast caught the eye of several impressed onlookers, including his ex-boss Jonathan Woodgate.
“He’s an exceptional player, in a really good place at the minute, Arnie,” claimed the 41-year-old back in April.
“He’s another one who I’ve always done a lot of work on him at his previous clubs, so I knew all about him coming into this role, I knew what type of player he was.”
Although Danjuma added a further two strikes to his tally during the two-legged play-off semi-final against Brentford, his efforts weren’t enough to see off the capital club, leading to his departure for Villarreal.
The Spanish side stumped up £21.3 million to secure the wing wizard’s signature over the summer, but it appears as though his time in La Liga could be a short-lived one.
His impressive start to life with the Yellow Submarines has seen Danjuma bag three goals and provide one assist in just seven appearances, and Klopp would surely love to be able to call upon his services in the future.
It remains to be seen whether the club’s hierarchy make a concrete offer for Danjuma, but Liverpool’s attack would certainly benefit from his arrival on Merseyside.