Liverpool fans will be happy to hear that Arnaut Danjuma, a reported target of the Reds, bears a resemblance to our very own Sadio Mane.
This comes from former manager Bournemouth boss Jonathan Woodgate.
“The form he’s in at the minute – (Danjuma) can do what he wants because he’s starting to learn the defensive side of the game,” said the former England international, via the Bournemouth Echo.
“That’s important for wingers these days. If you watch the top wingers in the world – look at (Sadio) Mane at Liverpool, how hard he works going back and forth and gets goals. Arnie is doing that.
“When your team is struggling, they’ve got their backs to the wall and it’s a 0-0 game, Arnie will produce something out of nothing.”
According to trusted Spanish publication Marca, both Liverpool and Villarreal are interested in signing the Bournemouth winger this summer.
They report that the Europa League champions have already had a €15m bid rejected and are unwilling to ‘do anything crazy’ to get their man.
Meanwhile, they claim that this leaves ‘the way clear for Liverpool’ to make their move for Danjuma but they don’t say whether or not the Reds will act on their interest.
Could Danjuma be the new Mane?
From a financial perspective, signing the winger for a cut-price fee of just €25m would be similar to how the Reds paid £34m for Sadio Mane.
The obvious difference is that the no.10 was proven in the Premier League and Danjuma is yet to show that he can crack it at the highest level.
For that reason, there is reason to question his ability but if he is able to succeed in England’s top flight, the Reds would have yet another incredible bargain on their hands.
€25m for a winger that can score, assist, dribble and is more than willing to work up and down each flank would be a terrific deal.
Danjuma’s self-proclaimed ambition
“I have never hidden the fact I am ambitious. If something good comes up, I will always consider it,” said Danjuma.
“I want to play as high as possible. If I’m honest, I don’t see myself playing in the Championship for another year.”
If Liverpool came knocking, the 24-year-old wouldn’t hesitate to move to Anfield where he would be able to play alongside the likes of Mane and Mo Salah and in the Champions League to boot.