Bournemouth of England have slammed a hefty transfer fee of £35m on the head of their Nigerian-born attacker, Arnaut Danjuma, who is being touted with a move to Leicester City in the English Premier League.
Megasportsarena.com reports that Danjuma is eager to leave The Cherries, after they failed to gain promotion back to the EPL at the end of last season, but the English Championship side are not ready to let him go so easily.
With their aspirations for promotion still tied round the former Club Brugge of Belgium hitman, top shots at Vitality Stadium have now devised a means of keeping a strong hold on the striker by placing a huge transfer fee on his signature.
A report by British tabloid The Mirror disclosed that Bournemouth are now demanding big money in any deal for Danjuma, who is keen on joining Keechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi at King Power Stadium.
Danjuma caught the eye after scoring 15 goals in the second-tier of English football last term, but the Netherlands youth international is now facing a stiff hurdle placed in his transfer path by the powers that be at Bournemouth.
The report adds: “Danjuma could be priced out of a switch to the Premier League as Bournemouth are reportedly demanding £35million for his services.
“The Cherries winger put in some impressive displays in the Championship last season as the South Coast side finished in the play-offs.
“They were beaten by eventual winners Brentford in the semi-finals and that has prompted plenty of top flight clubs to look at the possibility of acquiring their star assets.
“Leicester City are known admirers and are after reinforcements out wide with only Harvey Barnes and Marc Albrighton on the books as recognised wingers.”