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West Ham: Villarreal offer for Danjuma turned down

An update has emerged on West Ham target Arnaut Danjuma, regarding a bid from a European side for his services…

What’s the talk?

According to Sky Sports journalist Mark McAdam, Bournemouth have rejected a £13m (€15m) bid from Europa League winners Villarreal for West Ham transfer target Arnaut Danjuma.

Earlier this summer, Football League World reported that Wolves, West Ham and Everton are all eyeing up the Dutchman as a possible target following Bournemouth’s failure to secure promotion back to the Premier League last season.

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Upgrade on Fornals

West Ham must act swiftly to land Danjuma from Bournemouth following this latest update. Whilst Villarreal may have had their £13m bid rejected, it is a sign of intent from the Spanish side in their pursuit of the winger and shows that they are serious about signing him.

This means that the Hammers cannot afford to drag their heels and leave it until the last minute to attempt sign him as it could allow Villarreal, or another club, to swoop him up.

Therefore, GSB must move quickly and attempt to prize the Netherlands international away from the Cherries. Danjuma could be an excellent addition to David Moyes’ squad and an upgrade in a problem area.

With Jesse Lingard returning to Manchester United, Jarrod Bowen is the only wide player in the team who managed more than five Premier League goals last term.

Pablo Fornals managed a respectable five goals and four assists in 31 starts playing across the midfield roles behind the striker. Whilst this is not a dreadful return from the Spaniard, it could be improved upon and Danjuma could be the man to come in and be a sizeable upgrade in the left-wing position.

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Last season, retired striker Clinton Morrison lavished praise on the “exceptional” attacker and claimed that he will be playing in the top-flight next season, one way or another. 

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.”

Danjuma scored 17 goals in the Championship for Bournemouth, whilst also providing seven assists for his teammates in 31 starts.

He averaged a superb WhoScored rating of 7.21 and was named the club’s Player of the Season for his efforts. This suggests that the 24-year-old could be more productive in the final third than Fornals and add more goals to Moyes’ squad.

West Ham should be doing all they can to secure a deal for the Bournemouth ace to bolster their side ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, as he would be an upgrade on Fornals and solve a key issue in terms of goals from out wide.

AND in other news, Moyes must ruthlessly axe “special” £115k-p/w West Ham dud, he’s rinsing GSB dry…

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