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West Ham: Arnaut Danjuma open to possible loan despite past issue with Hammers

Insider ExWHUemployee has revealed that Arnaut Danjuma could be open to joining West Ham United on loan this January despite past issues with the club.

What’s the word?

It was recently reported in The Athletic that the Villarreal winger was in London to try and sort out his future with a six-month loan to a Premier League side looking likely.

While Bournemouth are named as a possible destination it seems as though West Ham could be an option too. However, in the past, there were rumours that the club were concerned about Danjuma’s attitude.

Despite that, Ex has now claimed that the player’s agent would view that as water under the bridge if the Villarreal man was approached by the Hammers for a move.

Indeed, while talking on The West Ham Way, the insider said: “​​I think Danjuma is another that we liked the look of. I spoke to his agent, I actually know his agent quite well, and he was the one that filled me with all the information last year about what the club have said about his attitude and why it had gone through.

“Basically, David Moyes chose to sign Max Cornet over him because he wasn’t convinced of the player’s attitude and whether he would be the right fit for the squad in terms of personality.

“Well, that was on a permanent deal. Now, he’s available on a six-month loan, so we could take the gamble, so potentially if he doesn’t fit, we can get rid of him and we’ve not lost anything.

“The only problem with him is obviously we’ve got that on the record, that the club were unhappy. Because Carlton Cole came out and spoke about this. And then his agent was unhappy that employees of West Ham were saying derogatory things about his client.

“But the agent has said to me that they would be prepared to forget that if the player chooses to come to the club.”

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Worth the risk

Danjuma’s agent Michael-Moses Jarman certainly wasn’t happy with the suggestion that his client had a bad attitude and publicly took to Twitter last summer to challenge such claims.

Since then, however, the winger has gone from a key man at Villarreal – scoring 16 goals and providing four assists in 34 outings last term – to having a bit-part role with just six La Liga starts so far this term.

With that in mind, it’s no surprise that he is now looking for a new move and if his options are limited, West Ham may well seem like an attractive option.

It will certainly be interesting to see if the Hammers are keen on a move and if Danjuma has really laid any past grudges to rest.

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