Bournemouth of England striker, Arnaut Danjuma appears to be missing out on a possible deal that could take him to Lille Metropole of France, as his transfer fee of £20m is becoming a huge hurdle in the transfer process.
Danjuma is bound to take after Peter Osaze Odemwingie, Vincent Enyeama and Victor Osimhen as the next Nigerian lad to star for Lille, but the French Ligue 1 champions are reportedly facing a torrid time in trying to cut what The Cherries are asking for the youngster’s transfer.
Bournemouth’s resistance and insistence on their fixed price could not turn out to be a real killjoy for Danjuma, though the former Club Brugge of Belgium sensation, who hit top form with a rush of goals towards the end of last season in the English Championship is said to be high on Lille’s wishlist.
Megasportsarena.com gathered further that the Ligue 1 champs are reportedly keen to sign Danjuma as a direct replacement to Jonathan Ikone, who is edging closer to quitting the French top-flight club that shot Osimhen to prominence two seasons ago.
Lille’s next point of interest is in Danjuma, who was born in Lagos to a Dutch father and Nigerian mother, but has professed his national team allegiance to The Netherlands and he is now keen to leave the club that failed to win promotion back to the English Premier League this past term.
Danjuma scored 17 goals and eight assists last season with Bournemouth, which has attracted interest in him from several clubs in England, Belgium, France and Germany, but a major stumbling block in a likely transfer this summer is Bournemouth’s valuation of around £20m.