By Azeem Siddiqui

2nd Jul, 2022 | 1:30pm

West Ham not making Arnaut Danjuma move will be a mistake

West Ham United manager David Moyes is not convinced with making a move for Villarreal forward Arnaut Danjuma, according to Daily Mail.

The Hammers are in the market to sign an attacking player to ease some pressure on Antonio who struggled with fitness concerns in the last campaign.

As per the report, Moyes has pulled the plug on the deal and is instead keen on focusing on signing former loan star Jesse Lingard as a free agent.

Previously, the Irons have been also linked with a move for Chelsea young forward Armando Broja and have already tabled an offer for him.

Bad call

Moyes knows that he cannot go into another European competition with just one recognized striker. After losing against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League semis, the former Manchester United manager complained about the lack of attacking threat in the final third.

Therefore, it is important that he has a striker that has actually been a part of big European games and knows what it takes to get over the line.

Danjuma was, in essence, a player who completely fits that profile as he an active part of the Villarreal team that beat Bayern Munich over the two legs to get to the Champions League semi-finals.

In the recently concluded season, he scored 16 goals and provided four assists across 34 appearances in all competitions [Transfermarkt].

Six of those goals came in the Champions League which shows that the Dutch international has what it takes to deliver at the big stage and therefore, it will be a mistake if Moyes opt against making a move for the 25-year-old.