According to Spanish news source Fichajes, there has been a development as Liverpool eye a January swoop to sign Villarreal attacker Arnaut Danjuma.
The Lowdown: Reds very keen…
As per multiple reports, manager Jurgen Klopp and owners Fenway Sports Group are apparently very keen on the former Bournemouth winger as a transfer target.
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Indeed, reliable reporter Fabrizio Romano claims that he is a player Liverpool ‘love’ (Here We Go podcast via Rousing The Kop), while Football Insider revealed in September that the club have set their sights on signing him .
However, despite Romano claiming it could be ‘impossible’ to sign him this window (Here We Go podcast via Football Insider), Fichajes have now come out with some big news.
The Latest: Spanish source shares Danjuma update…
Liverpool boss Klopp has personally identified the Dutchman as a ‘new wish for the winter transfer market’, it is claimed.
The Reds also ‘want to close’ his signing ‘as soon as possible’ with FSG now having a ‘first offer ready’ to tempt his club into selling this month.
This offer, according to Fichajes, is said to be around €45 million (£37.5m).
The Verdict: Exciting update…
Given both star attackers Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are now unavailable for Klopp due to their involvement in the Africa Cup of Nations, this update comes as a potentially exciting bit of news.
Title rivals Manchester City appear to be running away with the Premier League crown as they currently sit 11 points clear of third place Liverpool, meaning the club will need all the help they can get to catch up Pep Guardiola’s side.
Danjuma, who has been in scintillating form for Villarreal this season, could be a fine addition – especially considering only Salah (4) and Mane (3.1) have averaged more shots at goal per 90 than the 24-year-old (3) out of Liverpool’s squad (WhoScored).
Speaking to the Official EFL podcast (via This is Futbol), former Middlesborough defender Jonathan Woodgate called the Netherlands ace an ‘exceptional player’ and we believe he could be a brilliant signing for Klopp if they can get it done in January.
In other news: ‘Wow’, ‘I beg’, ‘Mane + 35 mil’…Liverpool fans go wild as FSG also eye ‘great signing’, find out more here.
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