Tottenham pip Everton to Danjuma with last-gasp loan swoop

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– Tottenham have signed Netherlands forward Arnaut Danjuma on loan from Villarreal until the end of the season.

– The 25-year-old becomes their first signing of the January transfer window, and had been expected to join Everton before Spurs made a late move.

– Danjuma played for Bournemouth from 2019 to 2021, scoring 17 goals in 52 games before moving to La Liga.

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– He has six caps, scoring two goals, but did not make the Netherlands squad for the 2022 World Cup.

– Danjuma played a key role in Villarreal’s run to the Champions League semi-finals last season, scoring 16 goals in all competitions for the Spanish club.

– He appeared to have agreed terms with Everton over the weekend, but before he could sign his contract Tottenham made their move.

– His arrival adds to Spurs’ attacking options alongside Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Dejan Kulusevski, Richarlison and Lucas Moura.

– Antonio Conte’s side are fifth in the Premier League and moved within three points of the top four with a 1-0 win at Fulham on Monday.

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