A journalist has dropped a worrying West Ham transfer claim that will leave David Moyes furious.
Journalist Ryan Taylor has tweeted regarding West Ham’s proposed move for Arnaut Danjuma, saying:
“No truth in claims Arnaut Danjuma has agreed personal terms with West Ham. In fact, my understanding is deal is totally off the cards. Not happening. Reports regarding player’s ‘temperament’ have not gone down well.”
This news won’t go down well with either Moyes or the supporters, who were looking forward to bringing the player to the Premier League.
West Ham currently have one senior centre-forward going into next season (Michael Antonio) and this needs to be remedied as soon as possible.
Of course, goals have arrived from the wings, with Jarrod Bowen (17) and Said Benrahma (11) contributing heavily towards the side’s goal tally last season and with Antonio getting 13 too, the frontline was good, but depth is needed.
A move for Danjuma would have proven to be popular, especially since the player has previous Premier League experience with Bournemouth in 2019/2020.
He earned a move to Villarreal and his performances at the La Liga side have gathered interest from the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United prompting Moyes to take action, but it appears he will now have to move on to other targets.
Danjuma would have fitted in well at West Ham and would have been the striker they required to take that next step next season.
The 25-year-old excelled at the highest level in the Champions League last season, scoring six times, averaging 2.3 shots, 0.5 key passes, and winning possession 0.8 times per match, displaying his qualities as his side defeated Bayern Munich on the way to the semi-finals.
Moyes does have other targets, such as Armando Broja, but the signing of Danjuma would have really given defenders nightmares. As such, he’ll be particularly angry to miss out on this addition.