Villarreal forward Arnaut Danjuma is allegedly back on Liverpool’s radar after he left Bournemouth last summer.
Towards the end of the summer transfer window Danjuma was quite heavily linked with a move to Anfield. but ultimately swapped England for Spain.
Marca reported that Liverpool and Villarreal were both interested and, after the La Liga outfit had a €15m bid rejected, they were apparently unwilling to ‘do anything crazy’ to get their man.
That supposedly left ‘the way clear for Liverpool’ to make their move. Yet he wound up joining former Reds full-back Alberto Moreno at Estadio de la Cerámica.
In his debut season for the Yellow Submarina he already has nine goals and three assists in 18 games, underlining why he is so highly rated.
With four goals and one assist in the Champions League group stages, he will be one to watch in the Round of 16 when he faces off against Juventus.
Now, the Liverpool Echo reports that “Danjuma has come to Liverpool’s attention after shining in the Champions League.”
He has only been with Villarreal since the summer and the Reds would likely have to double the £23.1m they paid in the summer in order to sign Danjuma.
Liverpool could do with another goal-scoring winger but Danjuma may not be that man. The Dutchman is unlikely to leave Villarreal so soon after joining them.
It’s going to be interesting to see who the Reds do sign as there aren’t many names being linked right now. But that may have to do with the incredible form of Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah.
The latter has been particularly productive. He is the best player in the world right now and, with 21 goals and nine assists this term, he could set some mind-boggling records.