Arnaut Danjuma to West Ham transfer would be baffling for ambitious winger

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West Ham United are said to be pursuing a deal for Villarreal star Arnaut Danjuma this summer.

Fabrizio Romano is reporting that the Hammers are progressing in talks over a £38.7million deal, with Villarreal set to almost double their money in just one year.

Crucially, it is reported that personal terms have not been discussed yet, so we don’t know what Danjuma is thinking.

But from this point, it would be a baffling move for the winger, who is an ambitious character.

Of course, there are financial benefits to making the move to the Premier League, but West Ham would surely be a sideways step, at best.

Villarreal have far outperformed the Hammers across many years, winning the Europa League and reaching the Champions League semi-finals in the last two years.

The Yellow Submarine have disappointed a little domestically in the last two years, but they have still finished in the top seven in both of the last two seasons.

Villarreal have a far bigger upside in Europe and domestically, with Unai Emery’s men looking more likely to make a run for the top four.

Arguably, West Ham do offer a platform more relevant to Danjuma in that he appears to be aiming for a Premier League top four move at some point, something we thought he may get this summer amid links with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United.

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But a move this summer will surely make one of those bigger moves even more unlikely, due to the financial aspects at play.

Danjuma has caught the attention of those bigger clubs with his form at Villarreal, and one of those big moves is a matter of time on his current path.

And that reason, above all, makes a sideways – or perhaps even backwards – move to West Ham at this point in his career all the more baffling.

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  1. What arrogant BS. West Ham will be challenging for top four next season, count on it. Danjuma obviously recognises the quality and ambition at the club even if you (probably a Chelsea or MU supporter) don’t. We’re coming for you, and you’re frightened.

  2. Absolute tosh. West Ham play in the best league in the world in the premier league. last year they reached the semi final of the europa league and we’re competing for top four finish most of the season That was after missing out on champions league by two points to Chelsea the season before. West Ham narrowly missed out to Manchester United last year by one point to get europa, instead they got europa conference. They will win the trophy and get into europa league undoubtedly, but with a few signings could easily make the champions league.

  3. Where has the author of this article been? Mars? Jupiter? West Ham play in the richest league in the world in one of the world’s best stadiums. They are in the top 20 ror richest clubs and the club captain is arguably the best midfielder in Europe. You have to question the motives of the author. Probably a Spurs fan.

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