Bournemouth star Dajnuma suggests he wants to join Leeds United
Bournemouth forward Arnaut Danjuma wants to join Leeds United this summer after ‘outgrowing the Championship’.
Danjuma, 24, was in scintillating form for the Cherries last season, scoring 17 goals and supplying eight assists in 37 appearances across all competitions.
He’s reportedly attracted a lot of attention from clubs in the Premier League but it seems as though the Nigeria-born Netherlands international would prefer a move to Elland Road.
“I have outgrown the Championship. A club like Leeds would be a great step,” said Danjuma, as shown in a clip on the Voetbal International Twitter account on Thursday morning.
If Leeds do want to sign Danjuma then there’s no doubt it will take quite a bit of work as according to Football League World, Everton, Wolves, West Ham United, Brighton and Hove Albion and Southampton have all registered an interest in him.
It’s no surprise either because the former Club Brugge attacker lit up the south coast with his performances last season and played a huge role in them reaching the play-offs.
Jonathan Woodgate described the two-times Dutch international as a hard worker who’s a “winner” [Daily Echo].
Speaking on the Official EFL podcast, Woodgate added that he’s an “exceptional player” capable of making “unbelievable” runs.
Based on all that, he ticks a lot of boxes for Marcelo Bielsa.
While we wouldn’t suggest Danjuma should sit next to the phone and await a call from his agent over contact from Victor Orta, he’s definitely someone who we could see fitting in at Leeds.
Hard-working? Yes. Versatile? Yes. Fast and direct? Yes and yes.
Danjuma spent most of last season on the left-hand side of Bournemouth’s attack but he can also play through the middle and on the right.
We’re not sure what sort of price range he’d be in but he seems as though he would be keen on joining us ahead of next season and that bodes well.
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