€25m man ‘had practically done’ a move to UCL side before Everton ‘meddled’ to sign him

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After the free transfer of Ashley Young, Everton are now on course to complete their second transfer of the summer transfer window as Arnaut Danjuma has agreed to a move to Goodison Park. The Toffees have finally gotten their man as the Dutchman will improve the quality in the attack.

Danjuma abandoned a move to Everton six months ago, in the winter transfer window but the Toffees have no bad blood and were keen on the 26 year old this summer. Danjuma had returned to Villarreal from a disastrous loan spell at Tottenham Hotspur and was looking to leave Villarreal in the summer.

Everton were not the only side interested in the 26 year old as AC Milan had also been keeping tabs on Danjuma. Milan wanted to add reinforcements on the wings and viewed Danjuma as a feasible and cheap option.

Arnaut Danjuma to undergo Everton medical on Saturday

Reports revealed that Danjuma has chosen to sign for Everton, rejecting a move to AC Milan. EFC have reached an agreement with Villarreal for the loan of Danjuma. The player will undergo his medical on Saturday.

According to El Periodico Mediterraneo (via Sport Witness), the Toffees have been very smart in the negotiations for Danjuma. The Merseysiders have avoided a mandatory clause to buy in Danjuma’s loan agreement. EFC will instead pay a loan fee for the Dutchman. The report further adds that the 26 year old had ‘practically done’ his move to Milan before Everton ‘meddled’ in the process and managed to sign the 26 year old.

Villarreal wanted to add an obligation to buy in Danjuma’s loan deal but the Toffees did not want to pay the price that the Yellow Submarine were asking. Instead, EFC will pay a loan fee of €4 million and cover the salary of the former AFC Bournemouth player.

Danjuma is capable of playing anywhere across the frontline but he is the most potent on the left flank. Everton do not have abundant funds to spend this summer and getting a loan deal for Danjuma is a smart move. EFC will not pay hefty fees and if the 26 year old shines for the Toffees, every penny paid will be worth it.

The Merseysiders are also in talks to sign Wilfried Gnonto with the latest reports suggesting that his agents have landed in London to finalize a transfer to Goodison Park.

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