Nottingham Forest are now leading the race to sign Villarreal forward Arnaut Danjuma, according to Football Insider. The Reds are ahead of Everton, Bournemouth and Aston Villa as they look to bolster Steve Cooper’s firepower this month.
Danjuma is currently in England with his representatives. He looks set to be allowed to leave Villarreal this month and it’s been claimed that talks have been opened with several clubs.
Now, it’s thought that Forest have leapfrogged their rivals to sign the player with six goals this season.
The 25-year-old is a marvellous player on his day and he’s got experience in England. He spent two seasons at Bournemouth, scoring 17 goals and claiming eight assists.
Interestingly, he’s drawn praise from Pierre van Hooijdonk in the past. In 2021, the ex-Forest man called Danjuma ‘spectacular’ after he starred as Holland defeated Gibraltar 6-0.
The versatile forward signed for Villarreal for £21.3 million in 2021 and he’s grown at the La Liga outfit. He’s scored 22 goals in 51 appearances and also collected six caps for Holland during that time.
Forest are looking for another forward. It would seem that Cooper has doubts over Emmanuel Dennis; whilst Sam Surridge has largely been used as a substitute.
Forest leading the race to sign Danjuma and he’d be a class signing
This would be a signing to get excited about. It does seem likely that any deal would initially be on a loan deal until the end of the campaign.
Danjuma is a tricky player who loves to take players on. He is happy playing anywhere across the front three and he should add something to the attack.
One of the main things that the player has is the experience of playing in England. As a result, there would be little in the way of a settling-in period and he should hit the ground running.
Danjuma helped Villarreal to the semi-finals of the Champions League last season and this has the potential to be another quality signing for the Reds.