April 19, 2024

Everton attacker Arnaut Danjuma could already be planning a swift exit route out of Goodison Park after yet another Sean Dyche snub against Crystal Palace.

The Dutchman was forced to watch again as the Toffees defeated the Seagulls in a dramatic Premier League match at Selhurst Park on Saturday (November 11), thanks to a late goal from replacement Idrissa Gueye.

With 14 points from 12 games, Everton is now eight points above the drop zone and has only lost once in their last five games in all competitions.

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The Toffees are undergoing something of a stark renaissance in recent weeks, one which Danjuma may well feel he isn’t forming a key part, having been resigned to bench roles for much of the campaign so far.

The Dutchman has been afforded just four starting opportunities in the league this season, including the unfortunate defeat to Wolves, their 2-2 draw to Sheffield United where he scored and their defeat to Arsenal.

Danjuma’s loan move to Goodison was supposed to be the chance to rejuvenate his career after a failed loan move at Tottenham last season but so far, it seems that trend is continuing in Liverpool.

Dyche did hand him a rare start in their 3-0 EFL Cup win over Burnley at Goodison Park on 1 November.

However, the Netherlands international did not make the impact he would’ve wanted.

Everton

During his 68 minutes on the field, the former Villarreal player did not show much.

He only made 17 touches during the game, and his pass accuracy was only 71%, according to Sofascore.

In addition, he was unsuccessful in his lone effort at a ground duel and made no tangible contribution to Dyche’s side.

Speaking in a press conference prior to Everton’s 1-1 draw with Brighton, the manager offered the justification that Danjuma’s difficulties were reasonable considering his insufficient playing time, as reported by Liverpool ECHO on November 2.

However, the Dutchman may well have felt he could have made the difference against Palace on Saturday but was forced to watch Gueye making the crucial difference after being brought on when Everton were ahead at 2-1.

Dyche then threw on Beto for Calvert-Lewin instead of Danjuma which certainly will have left him frustrated.

Everton

It remains to be seen when the Dutchman could well be given the chance to start again but with just weeks remaining until the January window, the Villarreal loanee may already have plans to ditch Everton and seek first-team opportunities elsewhere.

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