Everton close in on signing of Arnaut Danjuma from Villarreal after winger completes medical, with club looking for more attacking options as interest in Anthony Gordon builds
Everton are close to signing Arnaut Danjuma from Villarreal after the midfielder completed his medical on Saturday.
Frank Lampard’s side have been chasing the former Bournemouth man for a while and are set to complete a loan deal this week.
Everton have fought off interest from the Cherries, while Nottingham Forest were also interested, but Danjuma made the decision to move to Merseyside on Friday.
Everton are close to completing the signing of midfielder Arnaut Danjuma from Villarreal
Toffees boss Frank Lampard has been crying out for attacking reinforcements to help his team
Lampard is keen to add more attacking options to his side after the arrival of the Netherlands man, particularly as interest builds in Anthony Gordon.
Gordon was of high interest from Chelsea in the summer but is now being chased by Newcastle, who are looking to maintain their push for a top four finish.
Everton have been surrounded by unrest at the club with fans protesting against the board in recent times, and Gordon was caught up in an altercation with fans last week.
Interest is increasing in winger Anthony Gordon, with Newcastle chasing his signature
Everton supporters have held several protests against the board at the club in recent times
Danjuma will be the first player signed this transfer window for an Everton side that sit 19th in the Premier League table, two points from safety.
They have only scored 15 league goals this season in 28 games, resulting in Lampard crying out for reinforcements.
The former midfielder is at risk himself and is set to learn his fate on Monday, however, with owner Farhad Moshiri searching for his replacement despite insisting it is ‘not his decision’ if Lampard is dismissed.