Villarreal's Arnaut Danjuma has confirmed that Liverpool were following him "closely".
“I’m always as honest as possible about it: I’ve never had contact with clubs or anything like that during the season,” Danjuma said.
“I always know about my situation after the season; I don’t want to be involved in it at all during the season. But I have been informed that Liverpool were following me closely.
“I will never lie: I think it’s a bad quality if you’re not ambitious. And if a club came along that offered me a higher platform to play on sport-wise, I would always have to consider it.”
📺 Virgil van Dijk on Villarreal:
"Very difficult. Their midfield is key. Danjuma is doing very well. We will have to be ready." 🔴 pic.twitter.com/05eF9QDCAi
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However, he chose to sign for Unai Emery's side, and it has worked out quite well for him. When he first signed for the Yellow Submarine, he was valued at £22.5 million by Transfermarkt.
David Ornstein of The Athletic reported earlier this year that Liverpool were one of the clubs interested in the Dutch international and he confirmed that there is a €75 million release clause that can be activated at any time.
Fabrizio Romano also confirmed that Liverpool 'really love' Danjuma. However, a transfer was not possible in the January transfer window.