West Ham: £40m star would be 'big signing at London Stadium'

West Ham United boss David Moyes looking very pleased

West Ham target Arnaut Danjuma would be a “big signing” for David Moyes, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

The Hammers boss is interested in bringing the Netherlands international to the London Stadium and O’Rourke reckons that his potential arrival would be a significant coup for the club.

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Having secured two defensive additions in Nayef Aguerd and Alphonse Areola, Moyes is now turning his attentions for the other end of the pitch.

According to the Guardian, West Ham have opened talks with Villarreal for Danjuma, who enjoyed an exceptional first season in Spanish football.

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The report states that the two clubs haven’t yet agreed a fee, but the Hammers are confident they will eventually get their man for around £34.5m plus add ons.

Fabrizio Romano believes that Moyes wants Danjuma to be one of their ‘statement signings’ as West Ham gear up for another campaign of European football.

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Danjuma is well prepared for continental competition, too, having played in the Champions League last term and O’Rourke reckons the 25-year-old would provide stiff competition to Moyes’ frontline, even though the Hammers boss is now having doubts over bringing him back to the capital.

What did O’Rourke say about Danjuma?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “I’m sure there will be a lot of clubs interested in the Dutchman’s signature this year, they put a £40m release clause in there as well, so it would be a big signing for West Ham, and someone who would only add to their attacking options ahead of next season.”

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Why do West Ham want Danjuma?

Despite missing out on qualifying for the Europa League, seventh place represented another season of progression for the Hammers.

But if the capital club want to keep moving in the right direction, they need to upgrade their squad and add extra firepower to their attack.

And Danjuma, described as a ‘nightmare for defenders‘ by ex-Premier League striker Kevin Phillips, would do exactly that.

The versatile forward, who can play out wide and through the middle, scored 16 goals and laid on four assists last season, with six of his strikes coming on the biggest stage in the Champions League.

Danjuma found the net against the likes of Juventus, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid and would therefore be a really exciting addition for Moyes, with the prospect of him playing alongside Michail Antonio and Jarrod Bowen next season an incredible prospect for the Hammers faithful.

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