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Everton reportedly in talks to sign Arnaut Danjuma on loan

An update has emerged on Everton and their pursuit of a new attacking addition to their squad in the current January transfer window…

What’s the talk?

According to Spanish outlet Cadena SER, the Toffees are in talks over a deal to bring Villarreal winger Arnaut Danjuma to the club this month.

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The report claims that there is strong interest from Frank Lampard’s side as the English boss attempts to improve his squad heading into the second half of the campaign.

It is stated that the club are negotiating a transfer that would see the Dutch international arrive on loan until the end of the season, when they would then have the option to sign him permanently.

Anthony Gordon upgrade

The Toffees currently find themselves in the bottom three in the Premier League and a large part of their struggles in the division this season has been their lack of attacking threat.

They have scored 14 goals in 18 top-flight matches and only Wolves, 11, have a worse record in the final third, which suggests that they are in desperate need of a boost in that area of the pitch.

One player who has struggled for Everton in attack is academy graduate Anthony Gordon. He has produced three goals in 15 Premier League outings, whilst failing to assist a single goal, and averaged a Sofascore rating of 6.75.

The dud has created 0.5 chances per game for his teammates and not offered enough in terms of goalscoring to make up for his lack of creativity.

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Danjuma, who ex-striker Kevin Phillips hailed as a “nightmare” for defenders, could be a huge upgrade on the England under-21 international if he can replicate the form that he showed for Villarreal last season.

The 25-year-old Netherlands international racked up 10 goals and three assists in 17 La Liga starts for the Spanish outfit, whilst also scoring six times and assisting one in 10 Champions League starts.

These statistics show that he has the quality to deliver goals and assists at the top level of club football and he has proven himself in another major European league.

His 47 appearances in the Premier League and Championship combined, resulting in 15 goals and seven assists, for Bournemouth earlier in his career also means that he may not take long to adjust to playing in England and could hit the ground running.

Keeping all of the aforementioned statistics in mind, Danjuma could be a major upgrade on Gordon out on the left wing for Everton during the second half of the season due to the increased goal threat he can provide.