Arnaut Danjuma is already backed for a move to Leeds United despite only signing for Villarreal in the summer from Bournemouth.
Arnaut Danjuma was a man in demand during the summer as a move away from Bournemouth reckoned. The forward was admired by many clubs, including Leeds United in the Premier League, who were searching for a wide attacker. They eventually signed long-term target Daniel James from Manchester United.
Danjuma moved away from the Championship side as Villarreal forked out a fee over £21 million for the Dutchman. He has started life in La Liga rather brightly, scoring five goals in his first eight games. His displays have already begun speculation regarding his future, as links with Leeds continue to exist.
The Yorkshire club reportedly sent scouts to watch him as Villarreal were in action against Manchester United at Old Trafford last week. The watching audience were not disappointed as Danjuma produced a man-of-the-match performance despite the Red Devils beating Unai Emery’s side narrowly in the very last minute of the game.
After watching him grow in Emery’s Villarreal side, former Leeds keeper Paddy Kenny has backed the Dutchman to make a move to Elland Road eventually. Marcelo Bielsa’s side were interested in the summer, and the 24-year-old himself was keen on joining the Whites but took the opportunity from the La Liga outfit as the move transpired quickly.
However, Kenny is backing the Yorkshire side to move for the attacker in the future. Kenny feels, Danjuma would be a perfect addition to Bielsa’s high-octane attacking style. Kenny spoke to Football Insider about the Dutchman and his beloved club Leeds.
Kenny said, “He would slot into that Leeds forward line easily. They attack with pace, and he has that. He has a really good record for Villareal this season. He could be on a quick return back to England if Leeds do decide to pursue this. I think it would be an excellent signing.”
“He didn’t pull that many trees at Bournemouth. But Leeds play really different attacking football. Sometimes players suit one club much more than they do another. I think that would be the case with Danjuma at Leeds.”
Danjuma certainly would suit Bielsa’s style, but Leeds may have to fork out a significant fee for the 24-year-old Dutchman whenever they go back for the wide attacker. Villarreal have a long term contract with the player and will certainly look to make a handsome profit over the fee they paid Bournemouth during the summer window.