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Nigerian born Dutch player, Danjuma teams up with Chukwueze at Villarreal



Nigerian born Arnaut Danjuma has left Bournemouth to join Villarreal, where Super Eagles forward, Samuel Chukwueze also plays. Danjuma signed for the Spanish club for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old winger joined Bournemouth in 2019  and made 52 appearances for the Cherries, scoring 17 times.

The Dutchman had signed a “long-term” contract with the club but leaves after only two years on the south coast.

Villarreal finished seventh in La Liga last season, and beat Manchester United on penalties to win the Europa League.

Danjuma was born in Nigeria to a Dutch father and Nigerian mother, and was eligible for either national team.

He earned his first full international call up when the current Barcelona coach, Ronald Koeman named him in the Holland’s squad in October 2018.


Danjuma played his first international match against Germany on 13 October when he came on as a 68th-minute substitute. He scored his first international goal on 16 October 2018 against Belgium.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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