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Jonathan Woodgate made an exciting prediction about 17-goal star, who has just said he wants Leeds United move

Intriguing comments made by Arnaut Danjuma surfaced this week. The Bournemouth star, fresh from scoring 17 goals last season, told Voetbal International he wants to join Leeds United. Leeds have not been linked with Danjuma, but a prediciton from Jonathan Woodgate might tempt them.

Danjuma, 24, joined Bournemouth in the summer of 2019 for a fee believed to be £13.7million (BBC). But in his first season at Bournemouth, he struggled as the Cherries were relegated. Last term, he discovered his form in the Championship – scoring 17 and creating eight more for Bournemouth.

Speaking to Dutch outlet Voetbal International, Danjuma has now claimed: “I have outgrown the Championship. A move to a club like Leeds would be a great step.” There is no indication Leeds want him. But Woodgate’s prediction in March could attempt Leeds into luring him to Yorkshire.

“He can go as high as he wants to, but he’s got to always want more, always try to be that best,” Woodgate told the Bournemouth Echo back in March. “If something doesn’t go right in a game, be disappointed, try and improve constantly and that’s what he’s doing. I’ve been very impressed.”

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Danjuma to Leeds: Should Woodgate comments convince Leeds?

No. While Danjuma starred for Bournemouth, Leeds simply do not need Danjuma. Naturally a left-winger, Leeds have Jack Harrison and he will be signed permanently this summer from Manchester City. On the right, Leeds have Raphinha – again, Danjuma does not get in above him.

He is too attacking to play as a 10 in Marcelo Bielsa’s system, and Patrick Bamford remains first choice. The Netherlands international would not start and given he cost Bournemouth the best part of £14million – he will cost more lure him away. Leeds are not going to pay that for a back-up.

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