Arnaut Danjuma acknowledged he has “unfinished business in England” but assured he is happy at Villarreal amid speculation over a move to Liverpool.
Danjuma spent two years with Bournemouth before joining Villarreal last August.
The winger was an integral part of Unai Emery’s side that reached the Champions League semi-finals, while finishing seventh in LaLiga to qualify for next season’s Europa Conference League.
Danjuma led the Villarreal scoring charts in all competitions (16), while only Gerard Moreno can match his 20 direct goal involvements for the Yellow Submarine in the 2021-22 campaign.
Only Samuel Chukwueze (73) and Etienne Capoue (50) completed more dribbles than the Netherlands international, who has starred on the flanks or in a more central role for Emery.
That has led to interest from Liverpool, who could be looking to replace Sadio Mane if the forward join Bayern Munich, but Danjuma insists he has heard nothing from the Premier League club.
He told Sky Sports News:
“We’ve all read what has been said in the press, but I am a quick learner.
“I did an interview in Holland saying I’m aware of the interest.
“They asked me if I was aware of it and I am, as everyone is. I’m aware of it, you are aware of it because it has been in the press. My phone literally went off all the time.
“In that sense, I am aware of it because of the media but I never actually confirmed the interest from Liverpool because the only one that confirms it to me is my team.
“I haven’t heard anything from my team and as it stands now, I am enjoying my football at Villarreal. I am really happy there. We had a fantastic season.
“Unai Emery has been fantastic to me. The striking coach has been fantastic to me. The entire club has been unbelievable to me so I’d never in that way downgrade the club I’m playing for.”
As for returning to England with a point to prove, Danjuma would like to put the record straight in the Premier League.
“There is definitely unfinished business for me in England,” he added. “If you look back to the reasons why I joined Bournemouth initially it was for me to play Premier League football.”
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