Sky Sports man shares ominous Arnaut Danjuma update as Everton go quiet amid turmoil
Arnaut Danjuma’s loan move to Everton has “gone very quiet” as an ominous update has emerged from Alan Myers amid the turmoil at the club.
Frank Lampard has been desperately seeking help for his struggling attack throughout the window, and the Villarreal winger looked set to provide it after turning down multiple other options to head to Goodison for the rest of the season [Sam Wallace, 19 January].
Fabrizio Romano went as far as to give the deal the “here we go!” treatment in his Caught Offside Substack on Sunday morning (22 January), but amid the very real possibility that the manager is about to be sacked [Telegraph, 22 January] following defeat to West Ham on Saturday Myers is unable to be as confident as the Italian journalist.
Responding to a question from a fan on Twitter about a Danjuma announcement on Sunday night (22 January) he ominously wrote: “Gone very quiet on that one”.
Just when a positive development looked like getting over the line for Lampard it now seems fairly likely that one way or another he won’t see the benefit of it.
If Romano is as confident as he is suggesting then it may be that the board activity surrounding a potential change in the dug out has taken priority and the Dutch international winger is still waiting in the wings.
After another defeat to a relegation rival at the London Stadium at the weekend it is as clear as ever that help is needed, so if anything were to derail the 25-year-old’s move it would be a crushing blow.
Given the board appears to have been using some choice timing to release information of late it would be no surprise if they are keeping the Danjuma announcement as a positive chaser to the potential major shot of Lampard news on Monday.
If they decide to stick with the former Chelsea boss then unveiling the wide-man as a new tool for him to search for some improved results might be the angle, but given the noises coming out over the weekend that seems unlikely now.
Lampard, if his services are dispensed with, will be cursing his luck to be removed immediately before getting any help in the market.
He has had the benefit of an improved defence and midfield since the summer window, and for a period of the season both units were holding up well, but the failure to replace Richarlison and boost the attack has been a major issue throughout.
Neither Neal Maupay or Dwight McNeil have yet had the desired impact going forward, so hopes are understandably high that Danjuma could change that, but until significant announcements are made everything looks to be on hold.