Transferred from AFC Bournemouth to Villarreal, few expected Arnaut Danjuma to explode quite like he did in La Liga.
The Netherlands international scored 16 goals 34 appearances, as well as picking up four assists, and was a key reason why the Spanish side went so far in the Champions League.
Linked with many big clubs, Danjuma is now a target for West Ham United, according to Marca, who bring the information forward on Monday.
Keen to bolster his attacking options next season, David Moyes appears to have turned his attention to the 25-year-old, as the newspaper claim the Hammers are ‘asking about’ the player, even if Villarreal ‘still have no firm offers’ for him.
West Ham have ‘sounded out the possibility of incorporating the Villarreal winger’, who has ‘made it clear on more than one occasion that he dreams of returning to a competition like the Premier League’.
Marca then point out that the London side already have a relationship with their Spanish counterparts after their signing of Pablo Fornals for €28m three years ago.
While no offers have reached them, Villarreal ‘would not be closed to a possible sale’, and his exit for a good fee would help them get their number one target: Tottenham’s Giovani Lo Celso.
That being said, they won’t let him go for cheap, and ‘a possible sale of Danjuma’, whether it be to West Ham or somewhere else, would cost at least €40m.