Everton may properly be about to finish their first signing of the January switch window…
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Based on the Telegraph’s Sam Wallace, the Toffees seem like closing in on a transfer for Villarreal winger, Arnaut Danjuma, with the Merseysiders seemingly having gained the race to safe the 25-year-old on a mortgage deal, amid vital rival curiosity.
The revered journalist revealed on Twitter: “Everton the mortgage selection for Villarreal’s Dutch worldwide striker Arnaut Danjuma, 25, a lot sought-after amongst golf equipment in decrease half of Premier League. Southampton, Forest and his former membership Bournemouth had been all .”
This follows a latest report from the Daily Mail that named the Goodison Park outfit as one in all various Premier League golf equipment who had been eager on signing the Netherlands worldwide.
‘Gamechanger’ for Everton
There’ll little question be a way of aid amongst Everton supporters that the membership seem like lastly making strikes to attempt to get out of their present rut, with the one different piece of enterprise this time period having seen striker Ellis Simms return from his mortgage spell at Sunderland.
New recruits have undoubtedly been wanted for a aspect who’re presently languishing within the relegation zone, with Frank Lampard’s males trying set to face a scrap for survival for the second successive season.
Arguably the key situation for the struggling outfit has been the shortcoming to place the ball behind the web, with the present squad having scored simply 15 top-flight targets this season.
The hope will likely be, nevertheless, that the arrival of Danjuma can spark one thing of a turnaround for Lampard and co, with the six-cap sensation having beforehand been lauded as a “gamechanger” by his former Bournemouth boss, Eddie Howe.
Though the Nigerian-born speedster did fail to offer a aim or an help in his earlier 14 Premier League video games whereas with the Cherries, the dynamic ahead did notably blossom within the second tier, with 15 targets and 7 assists in the course of the 2020/21 Championship season.
That prolific kind has been replicated in Spain with the 5 foot 10 machine netting ten targets and laying on three assists in 23 La Liga video games final time period, whereas additionally proving a standout determine in Europe with six targets in ten Champions League video games.
Whereas the highly-coveted asset has scored simply six targets in 17 video games this season throughout all fronts, that determine remains to be higher than any member of the Everton squad has achieved this time period, illustrating the moment impression that he may properly make at Goodison Park.
As such, it does seem that Lampard and co have lastly been in a position to safe what may show to be a doubtlessly game-changing mid-season addition.