Tottenham are on the verge of hijacking Everton’s move for Villarreal winger Arnaut Danjuma, despite the Dutchman having already done his medical with the Toffees over the weekend.
Danjuma has been in England for the past week lining up a loan move away from the yellow submarine, with the likes of Bournemouth, Everton and West Ham all thought to have been interested.
And it appeared that he had chosen Everton, with Danjuma even taking to social media to pronounce himself ‘born ready’, which many took to mean a deal had been completed. It is even thought that he had undergone all of the media work required to make his move to Goodison Park complete, with only his signature required to confirm the deal.
Now, however, that seems unlikely to come, with Tottenham reportedly entering the race at the 11th hour to try and hijack their fellow Premier League side’s move for the Dutchman.
As per the reliable David Ornstein, Danjuma is now en-route to London to undergo a medical with Tottenham ahead of a proposed loan move to the Lilywhites, leaving Everton hung out to dry in the process.
It is unclear whether the loan move will include an option or obligation to buy the player, but Danjuma will provide excellent cover for the underperforming Heung-Min Son along with increasingly injury-prone pair Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison.
The 25 year old has scored twice in 10 La Liga appearances for the Yellow Submarine this season, but scored 16 goals in 34 appearances last campaign and has played in the Premier League before, though his 14 appearances produced no goals and he could not stop Bournemouth being relegated in the 2019/20 season.
He will become Tottenham’s first signing of the summer, with talks ongoing for both Niccolo Zaniolo and Pedro Porro as Antonio Conte demands reinforcements in north London.