Former Club Brugge of Belgium attacker, Arnaut Danjuma has moved from Bournemouth of England to join Samuel Chukwueze at Villarreal of Spain for a transfer fee of £21.3m.
Details of the deal revealed that Chukwueze will now play alongside the Nigeria-born Netherlands international in The Yellow Submarine, after Villarreal announced the star’4s arrival from Bournemouth in a deal that could total £21.3m.
Megasportsarena.com reports that Danjuma travelled to Spain to complete a medical with the LaLiga side on Wednesday and has signed a five-year deal
A report by Sky Sports added: “Villarreal, who are managed by former Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery, finished seventh in La Liga last season and won the Europa League beating Manchester United on penalties in the final.
“Danjuma scored 15 goals in the Championship last season as Bournemouth made the play-offs, but missed out on promotion back to the Premier League after losing to Brentford in the semi-finals.
“Since joining in 2019 from Eredivisie side NEC Nijmegen, the 24-year-old Dutch winger scored 17 goals in 52 appearances for the club.
“He was also named in last season’s EFL Championship Team of the Season as well as winning the club’s supporters player of the year award.”
Danjuma’s presence in the La Liga side would serve as a major boost for Unai Emery’s squad, as they are currently without injured Chukwueze.
After two seasons at Dean Court, the 24-year-old Danjuma joins The Yellow Submarine on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee with the team that played a goalless draw with Granada in their opening fixture of the new LaLiga campaign.
With this move, Danjuma – who is still eligible to represent Nigeria at the international level – will remain at Estadio de la Ceramica until 2026.
After his unveiling on Thursday, Danjuma is expected to train with the team thereafter and he could be handed his debut against Espanyol on Saturday.
Danjuma took to social media to pen a touching farewell message to Bournemouth, stating at length: “Thank you Bournemouth. It’s tough for me to leave as we had unfinished business and this club deserves to be in the [Premier League].
“As some of you know I’m a very ambitious individual and the need to play at the highest level possible isn’t a want, it’s a must, so when the upcoming opportunity presented itself, I had no choice.
“That said I’ve shared some brilliant moments with you and I’m proud to say I played with such a great group of people. The team, the coaches, the staff and of course the fans.
“One thing I will say is from what I’ve seen in pre-season you’re in brilliant hands. Scott and the boys know the expectations and potential of this club.
“I am fully confident saying goodbye knowing you’ll get the job done. Good luck in your future, I’ll be back soon to see you all. In Sha Allah.”