May 20, 2024

Arnaut Danjuma may have made his final Everton appearance after Dyche snub v Wolves

With the January transfer window around the corner, teams throughout English football will be considering how they can strengthen their squad and Everton will be no different.

The Toffees aren’t expected to have loads of money to play with when the window opens, but that doesn’t mean it will be completely quiet at Goodison Park over January and there could be several players whose time on Merseyside couple be drawn to an end.

One player who seems almost certain to depart the Toffees is Arnaut Danjuma and the Dutchman could well have played his final game in an Everton shirt on Saturday (30 December) when he was introduced from the bench against Wolves.

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The 26-year-old entered the field of play with 16 minutes left to play and the damage was already done at Molineux, with Gary O’Neil’s side 3-0 up thanks to goals from Max Kilman, Matheus Cunha and Craig Dawson.

Danjuma went about his business positively, if unremarkably, completing 64 per cent of his 11 attempted passes, two of which were into the final third, but he failed to register a single attempt on Jose Sa’s goal [Fotmob].

Similarly, out of possession the Everton forward worked hard making a single ball recovery, winning his only attempted tackle and coming away with the ball in 50 per cent of his duels both in the air and on the ground.

If it is the end of his time on Merseyside, it was a performance that almost summed up his Everton career. In 16 appearances in the Toffees colours he has managed to score just two goals, only one of which has come in the Premier League.

Reports in Spain have emerged suggesting that Villarreal have already held serious conversations with the striker over a potential loan recall in January, as they believe that he would offer the ready-made solution to their current winger problem [Cadena SER, 20 December].

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Dyche himself has urged the Dutchman to “wait his turn” having admitted that the likes of Jack Harrison and Dwight McNeil currently lie ahead of him in the pecking order at Goodison Park [Liverpool Echo, 21 December], but Saturday’s defeat may have been enough to convince Danjuma that he should leave Everton.

As the Toffees looked for a way back into the game at Molineux at 3-0, Dyche opted to introduce Andre Gomes and Seamus Coleman before the Villarreal loanee.

For whatever reason there isn’t any trust there from the Everton boss and it feels like the 26-year-old could have already played his final game in Everton colours with the window only hours away.

In other Rangers news, Youseff Chermiti could be set to depart Goodison Park on loan during the January transfer window

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