Italian journalist and transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has revealed that the Villarreal winger is now set for a medical with the club today ahead of joining the club on loan for the rest of the season.
Romano tweeted: “EXCL: Danjuma to Everton, here we go! Full agreement reached during the night and details now sorted. It’s done deal, Danjuma’s back to Premier League 🚨🚨🔵 #EFC”
“Understand the medical tests will take place on Saturday morning. Straight loan from Villarreal, NO buy option.”
There is no doubt that Frank Lampard will be feeling the pressure as he heads into the Premier League clash with West Ham United this afternoon, however, the signing of Danjuma could be the linchpin in saving the manager’s job at Goodison Park.
The talented winger has been in the UK speaking with a number of clubs about a loan move ahead of the second half of the season including Nottingham Forest and his former club Bournemouth, but it now looks like he will imminently be announced as the latest player to join the relegation scrap on the blue side of Merseyside.
The Toffees are currently 19th in the top-flight table ahead of their game with the Hammers in East London, with just 15 points collected and 15 goals scored over their first 19 outings, so strengthening the attacking threat will be essential if they are to have any hope of retaining their Premier League status at the end of the campaign.
Over 217 career appearances, Danjuma has scored 73 goals and registered 36 assists with a goal contribution every 128 minutes so far – proving that he could be a hugely valuable asset to Lampard if he can continue his rate of consistency in front of goal.
The 25-year-old Dutchman has been the recipient of high praise for his potent attacking skills, with pundit Kevin Phillips hailing Danjuma “a nightmare for defenders” whilst analysing the player’s qualities:
“On his day he is a nightmare for defenders. He can create and score goals. He can hurt any defence with his pace and directness.”
“I know it was in the Championship but he’s proved he can perform in this country.”
“He is a player who can hurt any defence on his day. He’s shown that countless times. Players like him are a rarity in this day and age.”
With that being said, the signing of Danjuma would be a major coup for Everton and could give Lampard a player who can make a genuine impact in his pursuit to save the club from a spell in the Championship next season.