Watford may be weighing up a move to bring Arnaut Danjuma to Vicarage Road this summer.
That’s according to a report by Sky Sports, with Simeon Gholam suggesting that Cristiano Giaretta could be tempted into making a move for the Bournemouth forward ahead of the Hornets’ Premier League campaign next season.
Gholam writes: “[Watford] may also have a keen eye on Bournemouth’s Arnaut Danjuma to give some balance on the left side and add some extra flair and goals.”
Considering just how impressive the £10.8m-rated winger was for Jonathan Woodgate’s side this season, the addition of the 24-year-old to Xisco Munoz’s attacking arsenal at Watford is certainly a mouthwatering prospect for fans of the club.
Over his 33 Championship appearances this term, Danjuma scored 15 goals, registered seven assists and created eight big chances, as well as making an average of 1.5 key passes and taking 2.2 shots per game, culminating in a seasonal SofaScore match rating of 7.17 – ranking him as the Cherries’ best performer in the second tier.
For comparison, over Ismaila Sarr’s 39 league fixtures this season, the 23-year-old scored 13 goals, provided four assists and created 11 big chances, in addition to making an average of 1.1 key passes and taking 2.2 shots per game, seeing the Watford star earn a seasonal SofaScore match rating of 7.21 – ranking him as the club’s second-best performer in the Championship.
As such, the potential of playing Sarr on one wing and Danjuma on the other in the Hornets’ Premier League campaign next season would appear to be an extremely frightening prospect for a great many top-flight defenders, and one that would considerably boost the chances of Xisco’s side retaining their status in the first division come next summer.
So, it would seem a very wise move for Giaretta to do all he can to convince the £28k-per-week player who Woodgate claimed is “magic” of a move to Vicarage Road in the upcoming transfer window, as the 24-year-old very much appears to have the ability to make a real difference in the Hornets’ Premier League jaunt.