Transfer News: Manchester United face a battle for the signature of Arnaut Danjuma
The talented striker has had an impressive season with the Spanish club. He joined Villarreal from Bournemouth at the beginning of the 2021/22 season and has since then gone on to become a dependable player for the Yellow Submarines.
The Dutch forward has grown leaps and bounds during his time in La Liga and is attracting interest from the elite in Europe. West Ham United, Manchester United, Newcastle United and Liverpool are all keen on signing the talented Dutchman.
The 25-year-old has played 34 times for the yellow submarines this season, scoring 16 goals and providing four assists across all competitions. These numbers are very impressive and it is no surprise why top European teams are interested in him.
Danjuma has a release clause of £45million at Villarreal, it remains to be seen if any team is ready to match that figure or will look to negotiate with the La Liga club for a lower fee. Considering that the Dutchman’s stock is very high, it seems extremely unlikely that Villarreal would do us any favours.
Man United’s interest in Danjuma makes a lot of sense. We still have Cristiano Ronaldo as our first-choice striker but the Portuguese superstar is 37 and would not be around forever. Getting in a young replacement is a necessity rather than a luxury.
The Dutch striker would be an ideal signing for Erik ten Hag. He is 25, which means he has still not entered his prime years. ten Hag will know how to get the best out of his compatriot and make him a solid striker for the future.
Right now, he could come here and provide good competition to the Portuguese star. It is unrealistic to expect Ronaldo to play every game and hence we need someone who can come in and perform at a high level.
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Having already played in the Premier League with Bournemouth, it seems likely that Danjuma shouldn’t have an issue adapting to the rigours of English football. Hence, this seems like a transfer that makes a lot of sense on paper.
It remains to be seen if United manage to beat the other teams in the race for Danjuma’s signature. If they do though, it’ll definitely be worth it.