Tottenham sign Danjuma from Villarreal


Tottenham have beaten Everton to land Netherlands forward Arnaut Danjuma on loan from Villarreal. The Toffees were on the brink of sealing a deal for the versatile attacker but missed out after the North Londoners launched a last-minute move.

After sealing his switch until the end of the season, Danjuma tweeted: “To dare is to do. Let’s get to work!”

In a post on Tottenham’s official Twitter feed, the new arrival added: “Hi guys, Arnaut Danjuma here. I’m very excited to be here and can’t wait to see you all in the stadium. Let’s go.”

Spurs are chasing Champions League qualification and sit just three points off the Premier League’s top four following Monday night’s victory at Fulham.

They had been linked with Leandro Trossard and Mykhailo Mudryk before the duo joined Arsenal and Chelsea respectively.

Antonio Conte has now turned to the Dutchman, 25, as he looks to bolster his attacking options for the second half of the season.

Heung-Min Son, Dejan Kulusevski, Richarlison and Lucas Moura have all struggled with injuries and the signing will provide valuable depth.

Danjuma has Premier League experience from his time with Bournemouth but struggled to make an impact as the Cherries were relegated in 2019-20.

Spurs will hope he shows the same form as the following season, when he struck 15 times in 33 Championship appearances to earn a move to Spain.

He was one of the standout performers as the Yellow Submarine reached the Champions League semi-finals last season, netting six times in 11 appearances.

Danjuma can play through the middle or out wide and has two goals in six international caps, although he missed out on a trip to the Qatar World Cup.

Conte’s men are next in action on Saturday, when they make the trip to Preston in the FA Cup fourth round.