Villarreal forward Arnaut Danjuma has revealed that Liverpool have been tracking his progress.
The Netherlands international was linked with a move to Anfield before he left Bournemouth for Spain last year, and he says that the Reds have kept a close eye on him:
“I always know about my situation after the season; I don’t want to be involved in it at all during the season. But I have been informed that Liverpool were following me closely. I will never lie: I think it’s a bad quality if you’re not ambitious. And if a club came along that offered me a higher platform to play on sport-wise, I would always have to consider it.”
Danjuma has had a great first season at Villarreal, scoring 16 goals in 34 appearances and, with reports suggesting that his contract includes a €45m (£38m) release clause, he will be attracting plenty of suitors.
Manchester United have been mentioned as a potential destination in recent weeks but you can’t rule out Liverpool reviving their interest in the 25-year-old, following the news that Sadio Mane could leave the club this summer.
Although Danjuma played most of his football as a centre-forward last campaign, he is also just as capable of playing off the left flank, which means he does possess many of the attributes required to replace Mane.