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Hatfield: I don’t think there was any real concrete interest in Danjuma from Villa

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Express and Star journalist Luke Hatfield believes that there was never any real concrete interest in Arnaut Danjuma from Villa. 

Sky Sports reported that Danjuma signed for Villarreal from Bournemouth in a deal that could total £21.3m as he put pen to paper on a five-year deal with the La Liga outfit.

There were reports that Villa were interested in Danjuma this summer, but Hatfield didn’t think there was any concrete interest from the club, telling This is Futbol: “He might have been a player on their shortlist maybe lower down, but I don’t think there was too much serious interest there, I mean, just judging from the reports anyway, I think that’s one which was very unlikely to happen anyway.

“I’m not sure Villa had any genuine interest in Danjuma, and he’s gone for big money to Spain now, it was a weird one, didn’t really work out for him I don’t think in terms of his time at Bournemouth in the Premier League, which is shame because obviously he’s a talented player but in terms of Villa I don’t think there was any real concrete interest there.”

Danjuma was in great form for Bournemouth last season, scoring 17 goals and providing eight assists in 37 games for the Cherries in all competitions.

Villa manager has moved to strengthen his squad this summer with the arrivals of Leon Bailey, Ashley Young, Emi Buendia, Tuanzebe and Danny Ings. With his new recruits, Smith and everybody connected with Villa will be hoping to have another good season in the Premier League and improve on last season’s eleventh place Premier League finish.

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