Villarreal winger Arnaut Danjuma has reportedly flown to the UK in order to complete a move to the Premier League, amid links to Aston Villa.
The 25-year-old was an unused substitute in Villarreal’s 1-1 draw with Celta Vigo on Friday. According to the Athletic , the winger was then given permission by the Spanish club to fly to the UK in order to hold ‘talks’ with clubs about a possible loan switch.
A number of sides, including Villa have been linked with a move for the player this month. It was claimed last month that Unai Emery is looking for a reunion with his former player.
Everton are also said to have held talks with the player’s representatives about a possible loan move. The Athletic also claim that Danjuma’s former club Bournemouth are ‘interested’ in signing him on a six month loan deal.
The report only names Bournemouth as a possible destination, but it is said that a number of teams remain interested in signing him this month. The deal will reportedly be a loan transfer with the possibility of an option or obligation to buy at the end of the season inserted.
The winger has already made his feelings of playing under Emery clear, describing the manager as a ‘tactical mastermind’ back in April. Danjuma played under Emery during the Spanish coach’s time at Villarreal. In his 43 times under the now Villa head coach, he scored 19 times and provided four assists.
This season, he has played a total of 17 times scoring six goals, and is yet to get an assist. He missed the first five league games of the season with a muscle injury but has since featured in all but two of Villarreal’s La Liga games this campaign.
Speaking earlier this month, Villarreal chief Fernando Roig Negueroles admitted that the club would have to accept any serious offer in order to balance the books. “We are a team that is in an (economic) situation that we have to improve, it’s not a complicated situation, but it does force us to make some adjustments” he said .
“We are a little above our means, so we are obliged to adjust salaries and costs to our reality. What we don’t want is to have to sell by obligation or to be suffering from a similar situation, what we want is to try to balance the situation sooner.”