Bournemouth manager Scott Parker admits Arnaut Danjuma could leave the club. Liverpool are reportedly interested.
Scott Parker admits that he doesn’t know if Arnaut Danjuma will remain with Bournemouth this season. He said as much ahead of his side’s first game of the season.
“[His future] is still to be decided,” Parker told Sky Sports on Friday. “We’re in the predicament of a transfer window and of course, when you have quality players in your side, it could always be the case that they leave.
“Certainly at this moment of time, he’s our player.”
Parker also stressed that Danjuma’s absence from the game wasn’t anything to do with a transfer. The winger just isn’t fit right now.
Scott Parker admits Danjuma could leave
Marca claimed during the week that Liverpool had interest in Danjuma. They were reporting Villarreal’s side of things, as the Europa League champions supposedly want the player, too.
And it certainly sounds as though both sides have a chance here. Parker doesn’t appear entirely confident that Danjuma is sticking around on the south coast.
That could be for a few reasons, of course. It might simply be because they’re open to a big offer, or perhaps the player is gearing up to push for it.
Regardless, the opportunity is there for someone to tempt Bournemouth into a sale. It promises to be a tense few weeks for them in that regard.
And for what it’s worth, we think Liverpool would do well to sign Danjuma. That Marca report suggests he’s available for around £21m but that the price could fall slightly.
Danjuma is still fairly young at 24, giving him room for growth. But he’s already playing at a high level in the Championship and showing off skills that Liverpool like.
Players jumping up from the second tier and making a name for themselves is becoming more and more common, too. Liverpool could save millions by getting there early.
Certainly one to watch, then.