Arnaut Danjuma ‘loved’ the abuse he received from Everton fans at Goodison Park last season.
That’s according to his agent Michael-Moses Jarman, who told talkSPORT that the winger enjoyed the abuse he received when warming up during Everton’s draw against Tottenham Hotspur in April.
Danjuma looked set to join the Toffees during the January transfer window after agreeing a switch to Merseyside on loan from Villarreal, however Frank Lampard’s sacking left the move in turmoil and he instead decided to join Tottenham Hotspur.
After a disappointing stint in North London that saw him manage only one start in the Premier League, Danjuma has now finally completed a move to Everton after joining on a season-long loan.
The Dutchman’s arrival has brought plenty of criticism due to his failed switch, with the Toffees supporters letting Danjuma know exactly how they left when the two sides met in April.
“Oh, he’s a nutcase, Danjuma,” Jarman told talkSPORT.
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“He was playing against Everton [last season], he was on the bench but warming up in the corner. A goal went in, 86th minute, I think it was Michael Keane who scored.
“He called me up after and said, ‘Mike, it felt like 40,000 people were screaming in my ear’, they were just hurling abuse at him. He was like, ‘I love it, this is a club!’
“So he’s actually looking back and he’s being saying to me that it’s second time lucky for him, you know?”
Will Arnaut Danjuma receive a hostile reception from Everton fans?
Everton fans were rightfully very angry at Arnaut Danjuma in the second half of last season and he deserved the abuse he got – especially when he had joined Spurs to effectively warm the bench.
However, the 26-year-old is clearly fond of the Toffees as he was willing to look a bit stupid and sign them this summer instead.
There will be a select few that won’t accept Danjuma’s arrival and will continue to abuse him as they host Fulham in their Premier League opener, but all should be forgotten if he takes to the pitch and gives it his all for his new club.