The Dutch forward of Nigerian descent is missing in action as the Cherries started their league campaign with a draw on Friday
AFC Bournemouth manager Scott Parker has turned down offers from other clubs for the services of Arnaut Danjuma this summer.
The star, who was born in Nigeria, was not included in the match as the Cherries kicked off their 2021-22 championship campaign with a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Friday.
It is understood that Danjuma is attracting interest from Liverpool after scoring 17 goals in the second division last quarter and Bournemouth nailed the promotion in the play-offs.
When asked if the 24-year-old would still be at the club by the end of the transfer window, Parker said Tribal football“Well, I do not know about that. I can not commit to it.
“I think it’s well documented, while we’re in a transfer window, one of your best players, you understand you’re vulnerable. We’re rejecting another club’s bid. I do not know if it’s a other club will be back, I do not know if there are other clubs in the area, so I can not be committed to it.
‘What I do know is that I will accept it at the present time: Arnie is our player. while he is built in us, we will use him. ”
Parker was immediately appointed as Bournemouth’s coach for a three-year deal after leaving Fulham in June.
The former England midfielder said he was looking forward to working with Danjuma at Vitality Stadium following his recovery from a foot injury.
“Danjuma is practicing again. He has come back from the minor problem he had with his foot,” Parker continued.
“He was back on the training ground and did light work, and the last few days he has been with the team again.
“Arnie is a great quality player. I understand the position we are in, the second season in the championship, a bit vulnerable: an offer may be acceptable for the football club and Arnie may no longer be here. But if he’s here we have a player who can really help us in this section.
“We are definitely going to need more. We all understand what financial pain Covid has brought to football clubs. But I think it is fair to say that the team needs a little more in terms of depth for a relentless division. “
In Danjuma’s absence, Denmark international of Nigerian origin, Philip Billing, has scored a goal in each of the last two outings of the Cherries.
He scored the third goal in their 5-0 defeat to MK Dons in the League Cup on 31 July, before scoring their second goal against West Brom on Friday.