Nottingham Forest are being linked with a January move for Villarreal forward Arnaut Danjuma, according to Sky Sports. The Reds will face competition from Everton to sign the player who used to be at Bournemouth.
Last season was a pretty useful season for the 25-year-old in La Liga. He joined the club from the Cherries in the summer of 2021, proceeding to score 10 goals and registering three assists.
Danjuma has started just nine games during 2022/23. He’s scored six times for the La Liga outfit but they could allow him to leave on loan if the right offer comes along.
The talented player is a versatile performer. He typically operates as a centre-forward but he has been known to play on the left flank, particularly during his time at Bournemouth.
Danjuma was very impressive for Bournemouth. He played 52 games for the club when they were in the Championship, bagging 17 goals and claiming eight assists for the Cherries.
Jonathan Woodgate called the player ‘unbelieveable’ after one particular performance when he was Bournemouth’s manager. He spoke to the EFL Podcast and couldn’t speak highly enough of him.
Now, he’s playing well in a top European league. He’s come a long way from the Championship and now he’s being eyed for a move to the City Ground this month.
Forest linked with Danjuma
This would be a very exciting signing for Forest fans to deal with. Danjuma is a lively performer and is capable of playing in a number of positions.
Steve Cooper is keen to add a striker to his ranks this month. Signing one that can also play out wide would make him a nice fit among the squad’s other strikers.
It seems as though Danjuma is willing to leave Villarreal this month. His starting chances have been restricted this season and he will be craving more football.
Rumour rating: 8/10 – This would be a great signing! He fits a lot of the criteria that Forest tend to look for in new players and he has experience playing in England.
If Forest can get this deal over the line, it could give them a massive shot in the arm in their quest to maintain their Premier League status.