Everton are looking to sign Arnaut Danjuma on loan again after he pulled out of a deal with Villarreal at the last minute in January, according to the Daily Mail
Frank Lampard was on the verge of bringing the 26-year-old to Goodison Park during the winter window, but his dismissal forced Danjuma to negotiate a temporary agreement with Tottenham, who confirmed his departure on June 15.
He is back in the running for a move to Goodison Park after leaving Spurs, where he made just 12 appearances in all competitions, scoring twice, as Villarreal are eager to sell him, but the Toffees are one of a few clubs to indicate interest in a loan, which is regarded “likely.”
Despite the January upheaval, a trade is not understood to be off the table, with Everton and the Dutch international still having strong ties.
“It’s understood there is no bad blood between the two sides,” the Daily Mail reports, “despite Danjuma‘s decision to pull the plug on a deal to join Everton in the January transfer window.”The Merseysiders had a loan deal with the player and his club Villarreal in place, and Danjuma had passed a physical.But one of the reasons Danjuma changed his mind was Everton‘s decision to fire manager Frank Lampard, who had been a significant factor in the deal. According to reports, the Dutchman was pleased that Everton accepted his choice and that they split on good terms.”
Danjuma‘s unexpected switch at the eleventh hour in the winter was the frosting on the cake of a terrible transfer window in which nobody arrived to assist Sean Dyche in his quest to save Lampard’s disintegrating season.
It’s surprising that in those circumstances, both parties are willing to reconsider the concept six months later, but Everton can’t afford to be picky.
The fans may require more convincing, as a player who abandons a club is rarely the most popular, and significant accomplishments on the field would be required to break free from that stigma.
However, the Toffees desperately need striking reinforcements, especially if Demarai Gray is considering a transfer to Saudi Arabia or somewhere in the Premier League.
And, of all the prospects associated with a January move to Goodison Park, Danjuma was the only one to travel to Merseyside and undergo a medical.
His time at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium probably demonstrated that his choice to leave Everton was a mistake, since he was barely more than a bit-part player there, but based on his productivity in Spain – 22 goals in 51 Villarreal appearances in all competitions – he may be a welcome addition.