Everton have been ‘absolutely crying out’ for a player like Arnaut Danjuma.
That’s according to former striker Dean Ashton, who believes the Dutchman is a ‘good’ signing for the Toffees and will offer the attacking creativity and threat that they have so badly needed.
Everton finally confirmed the arrival of Danjuma on loan from Villarreal at the weekend – six months after he was first meant to join the club.
Sean Dyche’s side looked set to wrap up a deal for the forward during the January transfer window and it was reported he had already met some of his ‘teammates’ before Tottenham Hotspur swooped in and lured Danjuma to North London.
Danjuma’s spell with Spurs didn’t go quite as planned and the former Bournemouth man will now have a third stab at the Premier League with Everton.
Speaking on talkSPORT’s GameDay podcast, Ashton said: “I do think its a good signing. There’s an excellent player in there.
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“At Villarreal I thought he was very good, he didn’t really get given a chance at Tottenham, but they [Everton] need signings. They’re absolutely crying out for some attacking creativity and some threat.
“I think it’s a decent signing for Everton and about where they’re at with the type of player they could recruit.”
Everton shouldn’t be concerned about Arnaut Danjuma’s Premier League record
Arnaut Danjuma is definitely a good signing for Everton, while a loan move makes it pretty much risk-free. However, his goal contributions in the top flight remain a concern for some fans.
The 26-year-old bagged 23 goal contributions during Bournemouth’s promotion-winning season, while he netted 10 goals in his first season with Villarreal.
However, he only managed to score once across two spells in the Premier League – none of which came with the Cherries.
Danjuma’s record with Bournemouth doesn’t tell the whole story though, given that he spent around four months of their single season in the Premier League on the sidelines with a fractured foot.
Meanwhile, his loan spell as Spurs was underwhelming but only because the North London outfit didn’t give him a chance. Danjuma made only one start after joining in January, scoring his only league goal in a cameo appearance against his former club.
If Everton can give Danjuma a run of games to impress then supporters will hopefully see the player that shone in Spain and on the south coast.