Everton are reportedly set to complete the signing of 25-year-old Dutch attacker Arnaut Danjuma from La Liga club Villarreal.
According to reputed Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Arnaut Danjuma is set to complete his medical with Everton on Saturday morning and finalise a loan transfer to Goodison Park. And the 25-year-old will leave La Liga club Villarreal on loan for the remainder of the season.
Everton were desperate to bring in attacking reinforcements, and the former Bournemouth attacker emerged as a top target. The 25-year-old has played in England before, and he should be able to adapt quickly and make an immediate impact for the Toffees.
Everton have scored just 15 goals in the Premier League this season and will need to improve their attacking unit if they want to beat the drop. They are currently involved in a relegation battle, and Frank Lampard will hope that the arrival of a quality attacker can transform their fortunes.
The 25-year-old Dutch winger has six goals across all competitions this season for La Liga club Villarreal. And it remains to be seen whether he can prove to be an upgrade on the likes of Anthony Gordon and Neal Maupay.
EXCL: Danjuma to Everton, here we go! Full agreement reached during the night and details now sorted. It’s done deal, Danjuma’s back to Premier League 🚨🚨🔵 #EFC
Understand the medical tests will take place on Saturday morning.
Straight loan from Villarreal, NO buy option. pic.twitter.com/rYcv5UCSJb
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 21, 2023
Danjuma was an important player for Villarreal last season, scoring 16 goals across all competitions. However, things have not gone according to plan for him this year, and he has fallen out of favour at the Spanish club.
Apparently, his relationship with his teammates has deteriorated as well, and the Spanish giants are keen to part ways. The player has been offered to other Premier League clubs this month as well.
The 25-year-old will treat the loan move to Everton as an audition, hoping to secure a transfer to a bigger club in the near future. The Dutch attacker is versatile enough to play anywhere across the front three, and he will add some much-needed tactical flexibility to the side as well.
Given the fact that Everton are signing him on loan, it is an inexpensive addition for them. And it remains to be seen whether the Toffees manage to reinforce the other areas of their squad as well. This is a great opportunity for Danjuma to get his career back on track, and the Toffees will hope that he can fire them to safety.