Arnaut Danjuma has given West Ham United and Southampton a boost by admitting he would “consider” leaving Bournemouth if the Cherries fail to secure promotion to the Premier League, speaking to the Daily Echo.
The phrase ‘unfinished business’ springs to mind.
Danjuma may have taken the Championship by storm in the past few months but it’s fair to say he didn’t make quite the same impact in England’s top flight.
After completing a £14 million move from Club Brugge to Bournemouth in summer 2019, Danjuma was a major disappointment during his debut campaign on the South Coast, only showcasing his match-winning abilities after dropping down into the second tier.
So no wonder the winger, who was linked with West Ham and Southampton via The Sun last month, is desperate to prove those doubters wrong should the opportunity present itself – at Bournemouth or elsewhere.
“My main objective is getting back with Bournemouth to the Premier League – but then again I’m a very ambitious athlete,” the Netherlands international said when asked if he’d consider a move away from Jonathan Woodgate’s side this summer.
“Whenever something crosses my path that will have a positive effect on my career, I’ll always consider it. But, at the moment, getting back to the Premier League with Bournemouth is the main thing for me and where all my focus is.
“I still feel there’s a huge part of me that wants to prove myself in the Premier League. I think it’s good for me – not only to prove to the rest of the world but more to myself as well that I’m capable of performing week in, week out.”
With 15 goals and eight assists to his name this season, Danjuma has been pretty much unplayable during the past few months.
And, with the winger in such remarkable form, Bournemouth can be quietly confident heading into the business end of the campaign.