By Anthony Onifade

24th Jan, 2023 | 2:43pm

Tottenham hijack Everton deal to sign Arnaut Danjuma, he was one step away from Goodison move

Tottenham are attempting to hijack Everton’s loan agreement for Villarreal forward Arnaut Dajuma, after it was confirmed he was one step away from a move to Goodison Park, according to Italian journalist Marco Conterio.

The former Bournemouth winger had appeared set to join the Toffees for the rest of the season but with manager Frank Lampard now sacked following the loss to West Ham at the weekend (21 January) there were some late doubts regarding a move.

Speaking live on Sky Sports, via Football Daily on Twitter [23 January], Michael Bridge said: “I’m told that Arnaut Danjuma will join Everton over the next 24 hours, that’s despite uncertainty over the managerial situation.”

It was also reported that the forward wanted to help the Toffees with their current battle against relegation from the Premier League, now it seems as though it may not be happening, according to latest reports.

Conterio took to his personal Twitter account [24 January] to reveal, that Champions League-chasing Spurs are now ready to overtake Everton in signing Danjuma this month.

He tweeted: “Surprise on Arnaut Danjuma. One step away from Everton, Tottenham has entered, looking for the sensational overtaking.”

Huge blow

This was supposed to be the move that strengthened the Toffees in the attacking department considering Danjuma’s unbridled attacking quality in the attacking third.

With Spurs looking to hijack the move, it’s very uncertain where the club go from here in addressing their lack of a clinical edge in attack. With just 15 Premier League goals all season, the club are in desperate need of reinforcements.

Not getting Danjuma after it has been confirmed is a real kick in the teeth for the Toffees hierarchy and for whoever will replace Lampard at the helm.

With the window in its last seven days, it’s paramount the club do some business as their English top-flight position could well be in serious peril if they don’t.

These are incredibly testing and difficult times for one of the Premier League’s most historic clubs.