€25m attacker could reject Everton second time as player keen on Serie A move

Everton (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)
Everton (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images) /

Everton have been in the market to add an attacker to the ranks and Arnaut Danjuma has once again been on their list. The Dutchman was very close to joining Everton in January, even filmed the introduction video and completed the media duties. Only the documents were left to be signed but the sacking of Frank Lampard saw Danjuma make a U-turn and reject EFC.

The Villarreal man ended up signing for Tottenham as Spurs hijacked the deal. In the next six months, he made just 12 appearances for Tottenham, playing just 198 minutes of football. The Toffees were left shocked by Danjuma’s U-turn but as things stand there is no bad blood between the two parties as then Everton manager Lampard played a crucial role in bringing the 26 year old to Goodison and his sacking changed the equation overnight.

The Dutchman has returned to Villarreal and is looking to leave the La Liga side. Villarreal are also open to offloading Danjuma either on temporary basis or permanently. Sean Dyche wants to add pace in the attack and the name of Danjuma has once again popped up in the Everton circles.

Everton receive Arnaut Danjuma blow as player prefers AC Milan

As per a report, EFC had reignited their interest in the 26 year old winger, five months after he abandoned the move to Goodison Park. The Toffees were expected to open talks with his entourage but they are not alone in the chase. AC Milan are also interested in bringing Danjuma to San Siro. Milan have signed Christian Pulisic and are determined to further reinforce their attack with Danjuma.

As things stand, Danjuma could reject Everton the second time as he prefers a move to Milan. According to Football Italia, Danjuma has given a green light for a move to the Rossoneri. There has been no agreement between Milan and Villarreal yet and a lot of other details need to be figured out but Danjuma has given his yes over a move to Milan.

A loan deal to AC Milan is most likely at this stage but negotiations need to take place between the La Liga side and the Rossoneri. Everton had been pursuing a deal for Danjuma but as things stand, the Dutchman prefers a move to Italy. His versatility would have come handy for Dyche as he is capable of playing on either flank as well as a centre forward.

dark. Next. Everton to up their bid for Almeria striker

Will EFC still manage to pursue Arnaut Danjuma?