By Sam Stone

26th Jun, 2022 | 7:24pm

West Ham United face stiff competition for Villarreal winger Arnaut Danjuma

West Ham United face stiff competition for Villarreal’s 25-year-old winger Arnaut Danjuma according to The Guardian‘s Jacob Steinberg.

Relevo journalist Toni Juanmarti reported on 26 June that the Hammers were in the hunt for the former Bournemouth man in a deal that could be worth £38.7million.

However, Steinberg added on 26 June, that the Hammers have approached Villarreal about signing Danjuma, with Netherlands international potentially wanting to move to a Champions League club.

David Moyes, however, is reportedly keen to show ambition this summer as they aim to lure Danjuma to the London Stadium.


Danjuma has been in fine form since his move to Spain, scoring ten goals and notching three assists in 23 LaLiga appearances for Unai Emery’s side.

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If Moyes can get this one over the line then it would be a superb piece of work by the club to bring a Champions League calibre player to the London Stadium.

Whether it is realistic remains to be seen.

Moyes certainly needs to start adding some attacking additions to his West Ham squad, with Irons fans clamouring for some marquee signings at the top end of the pitch.

Danjuma would be a good replacement for Said Benrahma should he depart the club this summer, as well as Nikola Vlasic.

However, the Hammers’ failure to secure Europa League football could well be a fatal blow in their pursuit of the 25-year-old.

Danjuma’s Villarreal side managed to get to the semi-final of the Champions League last season, so it’s extremely unlikely that he won’t want to be playing in Europe’s top competition next season.

Let’s hope the coming weeks see Moyes’ transfer dealings really start to take shape.