An update has emerged regarding Wolfsburg’s interest in Southampton transfer target Arnaut Danjuma.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Bundesliga club have joined the Saints in the race to sign the Bournemouth winger Arnaut. The journalist claimed that there is a chance Danjuma will leave the Cherries, with Champions League outfit Wolfsburg now eyeing him up.
Southampton have reportedly held an interest in signing the Dutch international this summer. Ralph Hasenhuttl wants to add at least one winger to his squad to bolster his attacking options heading into next season.
Earlier this year, Clinton Morrison lauded Danjuma as an exceptional talent and stated that he will be playing Premier League football next season. He told Quest, via Football League World: “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.”
Martin Semmens must sanction a swoop for Danjuma this summer following this latest update. The Southampton chief needs to act quickly to ensure that the Saints do not miss out on the 24-year-old’s signature to Wolfsburg, with the German club now showing an interest in the Dutchman.
Hasenhuttl needs Danjuma at St Mary’s as he would provide the Austrian with something the Saints were desperately lacking last season; goals from out wide.
Stuart Armstrong was Southampton’s top scorer in terms of attacking midfielders with four goals in the Premier League. He was also the most prolific supplier from out wide, with five assists to his name, whilst Theo Walcott and Nathan Redmond managed three and two goals respectively.
This suggests that Southampton were bereft of quality in the wide midfield positions in Hasenhuttl’s favoured 4-2-2-2 formation, and he needs a quality winger to come in and provide frequent goals and assists in the Premier League.
Danjuma could be that man as he produced 24 goals and assists for Bournemouth in the Championship. The 24-year-old scored 17 and set up another seven in 31 Championship starts for the Cherries, averaging a superb WhoScored rating of 7.21. He also showed that he has the bottle to turn up in big games, with goals in both legs of their play-off semi-final clash with Brentford, only to be let down by his teammates as they lost out to the eventual play-off winners.
Therefore, Danjuma could have the quality Hasenhuttl needs from his wide attacking midfielders. The Bournemouth man has shown that he can be an outstanding talent in the Championship and Southampton need to give him the chance to prove that he can do it in the Premier League as well. Hopefully Semmens can swoop in ahead of Wolfsburg and secure a deal for the winger in the coming weeks and months.