Villarreal winger Arnaut Danjuma could still join a Premier League club in a future transfer window after West Ham failed in an attempt to secure his services during the summer, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Hammers were believed to be prepared to pay upwards of £38.5m for the Dutch international but Romano says personal terms proved problematic, leading him to stay in Spain for now:
“Despite links with Newcastle and some other clubs, the real interest was there from West Ham. They wanted Danjuma but the deal collapsed because of personal terms, there was no agreement with the player. In the end, Danjuma decided to stay at Villarreal. We’ll see if he becomes an option for English clubs again in the future.”
Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal have also kept tabs on Danjuma, so the 25-year-old is someone who is clearly rated very highly, and it was a disappointment when West Ham missed out on his signature.
Irons boss David Moyes eventually plumped for a cheaper option in Maxwel Cornet, who has started the campaign in very good form. After providing five assists in eight appearances, the Ivorian could go on to make a big impact this season. If that turns out to be the case then any lingering interest in Danjuma may well fade away.