Everton are closing in on the signing of Villarreal forward Arnaut Danjuma, formerly a target of Liverpool.
In an interview with Sky Sports last year, Danjuma admitted that he was aware of interest in him from Liverpool.
“I did an interview in Holland saying I’m aware of the interest. They asked me if I was aware of it and I am, as everyone is. I’m aware of it, you are aware of it because it has been in the press. My phone literally went off all the time. In that sense, I am aware of it because of the media but I never actually confirmed the interest from Liverpool because the only one that confirms it to me is my team,” said Danjuma.
Danjuma appeared to play down interest from Liverpool despite admitting it previously, but a move failed to materialise. It’s not quite worked out for Danjuma this season, and he looks set to be on his way out the door.
Crucial hours for Danjuma’s future. He will make a decision very soon, Everton are in advanced position and working on clubs side with Villarreal to get it done ?? #EFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 20, 2023
It’s no secret that Everton need to bring in attacking reinforcements during the January transfer window. They’ve struggled to score or create goals this season and their current attack is far from good enough to take them to the next level.
With relegation looking likely, Everton had to act fast and a player of Danjuma’s calibre is an excellent start to their window, even if it’s taken them almost three weeks to get a deal to this stage.