The agent of Villarreal forward Arnaut Danjuma has explained why Newcastle may have the upper hand over Liverpool in any transfer negotiations.
The Dutch international, 25, has been nothing short of revelatory since moving to Spain. Danjuma impressed with Bournemouth in the Championship last season, bagging 17 goals across all competitions.
However, the lively winger has had little trouble replicating that form against far tougher opposition in LaLiga and the Champions League.
Indeed, his tally for the year currently stands at 16 goals in 34 matches. Six of those strikes came in the Champions League with Villarreal shocking Juventus and Bayern Munich before bowing out to Liverpool in the semi-finals.
His remarkable rise has predictably seen him emerge on the radars of some of Europe’s big hitters – most notably Liverpool.
Reds trio Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino will all be out of contract in 2023. While it’s common sense to assume one or even two will be handed new deals, just one exit could leave Liverpool short on firepower.
Danjuma has regularly been touted along with the likes of Raphinha and Jarrod Bowen as being capable of a step up at Anfield. The trio are all around the age Liverpool’s stellar recruitment team likes to buy.
Reports from the Spanish press in April suggested Liverpool had made contact with Danjuma’s camp.
Release clause revealed
His current deal runs all the way until 2026, meaning a deal won’t be made on the cheap.
However, according to Sport Witness, Danjuma reportedly has a release clause within his contract that can see him leave for €75m (£64m).
Whether Liverpool would bid that high for the forward remains to be seen. Logic would dictate they would first have to know one of Salah or Mane were leaving before making a move of that stature.
But according to Sport Witness, the Reds may lose out in any transfer race to Newcastle anyway.
Danjuma’s agent, Michale Moses, was asked about speculation swirling over a potential move to Newcastle. That stemmed from a report referenced by the Sun which put the cash-rich Magpies in the mix.
Moses first detailed his client’s chances of leaving Villarreal this…
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Author : Steve Pearson
Publish date : 2022-05-12 06:53:42
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