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Everton: Fabrizio Romano shares Toffees’ interest in Arnaut Danjuma

Everton are looking to potentially bring the Villarreal forward, Arnaut Danjuma, to Goodison Park this month, according to Fabrizio Romano.

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Everton once again find themselves struggling at the wrong end of the Premier League table and it seems as if Frank Lampard is looking to provide some firepower up top this month.

There have been reports that the Toffees are looking to bring in a new striker this month with the likes of Ben Brereton-Diaz and Viktor Gyokeres ahead of the winter window.

However, a new name has emerged as a potential option to add in the 25-year-old, Danjuma, who is currently playing his football out in Spain after making the move from Bournemouth back in 2021.

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And speaking on the House of Champions YouTube channel, the Italian transfer guru has claimed he is a player who Lampard would be keen to bring to Merseyside this month:

(17:30) “Let’s see what happens with Danjuma from Villarreal. He’s appreciated by many clubs in England, he could leave on a loan with a buy clause included in the contract.

“Unai Emery knows the player very well, but also Everton want him, I think it could be a very interesting move for the January final weeks.”

Desperate times

After a pretty poor start to the 2022/23 Premier League campaign, it does feel as if this month’s transfer window feels like a huge opportunity for Lampard to bring in some quality to help in their battle against the drop.

Only two other sides have scored fewer than the Toffees this season with Lampard’s men finding the back of the net just 14 times in their 18 games so far.

And this can be put down to the injury issues felt by Dominic Calvert-Lewin who has only been able to provide one league goal since returning from his knee issue.

Over the summer, Everton spent £20m on Neal Maupay to help fill in for the injury issues regularly sustained by Calvert-Lewin, however, since arriving at Goodison, the Frenchman has also only coughed up one league goal this season.

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With this in mind, we think it is essential Everton nail their next striker singing otherwise they could find themselves struggling to climb away from the relegation zone in the second half of the season.

And looking at Danjuma’s output for the Spanish side this season, there have to be question marks over whether he will be a man to arrive on Merseyside and guarantee them goals.

The Dutchman has provided six goals this season, however, only two of them have come in La Liga and both of those goals came in one game back in October (via Transfermarkt).

Last season saw the 25-year-old impress with 10 league goals as well as six in the Champions League, but on the back of his recent struggles in front of goal and through injury earlier in the season, it does feel like another potential risk.