Liverpool are looking at signing Arnaut Danjuma, according to reports. It’s a move that could save millions down the line.
Marca claims Liverpool are looking into signing Arnaut Danjuma. The 24-year-old currently plays for Bournemouth.
The Championship isn’t exactly a usual place to find Liverpool signings – we can’t remember the last time they spent big on a second-tier player. Certainly not the £21m Marca suggest.
But in doing so, the Reds might end up saving themselves millions.
Arnaut Danjuma – a Liverpool signing?
£21m for a Championship player is a lot but not as much as it used to be. Aston Villa just spent £38m on Emiliano Buendia after a great season, after all.
Now, Buendia’s price went up after Norwich’s promotion. The Canaries had Premier League money when they sold – it was always going to take a big fee.
But the likes of Ollie Watkins and Jarrod Bowen recently moved from clubs entrenched in the Championship. Neither was cheap.
Liverpool reportedly want Bowen, after all. The Athletic says there’s real interest but he’d now cost £35m.
Goal claims they like Watkins, too – but we can only imagine what he’d cost. He had a brilliant debut Premier League season and his price may have more than doubled.
Liverpool, then, can get a jump on deals like this. Sign someone like Danjuma now, right before they explode, and you can save millions.
We’re seeing players make the step up from Championship to Premier League more and more, after all. There are the two we mentioned but also Jack Grealish and James Maddison as excellent examples.
It’s not longer the risk it once was. And given we also believe Danjuma would be a good addition, this could be a bargain transfer, all things considered.
Liverpool aren’t after a first-teamer, after all. They just want to boost their options and improve the squad.
Danjuma may be an out-of-the-box signing for Liverpool but he’d be a good option. And in signing him now, the Reds can save millions down the line by getting there first.