Bournemouth’s asking price for Arnaut Danjuma is putting clubs off a move for the winger, a report from a print of The Sun (18/07, p61) has claimed.
Danjuma enjoyed an excellent campaign in the Championship for the Cherries last season, scoring 17 goals and providing seven assists in 35 league appearances for the club.
That perhaps not surprisingly attracted interest from the Premier League, with Southampton and West Ham both credited with an interest in Danjuma earlier this year.
Now however, it appears as though Bournemouth’s demands are currently preventing any sort of deal from being agreed.
According to this latest update, the Championship club have placed a £35million valuation on Danjuma, as they look to balance the books at The Vitality Stadium.
That price tag however, is said to be considered too much by clubs who might otherwise be keen to make a move for the Dutchman.
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As things stand, there are three years remaining on Danjuma’s contract with Bournemouth, securing his future at the club until the end of the 2023/24 season.
I can understand why clubs might be wary about paying a price such as this.
Given the financial challenges that teams across the country have faced over the past year so, this is a very big price to pay for a single player.
Indeed, although Danjuma was quite simply brilliant for Bournemouth in Championship last season, he did previously struggle to make an impact in the Premier League, meaning this would be a risk for top-flight clubs.
Even so, Danjuma’s contract situation does mean Bournemouth are in a strong position to negotiate any offers that come in for him, and given the importance he holds to that team, you can understand why they are demanding such a high price for him.