Tottenham have signed Netherlands forward Arnaut Danjuma on loan from Villarreal until the end of the season.
The 25-year-old, who becomes their first acquisition of the January transfer window after Spurs made a last-minute swoop, was anticipated to join Everton.
Before to La Liga, Danjuma played for Bournemouth from 2019 to 2021, collecting 17 goals in 52 games.
Although he has six caps and two goals to his credit, he was not selected for the Netherlands World Cup squad in 2022.
— Arnaut Danjuma (@Danjuma) January 25, 2023
Danjuma scored 16 goals in all competitions for Villarreal last season, helping the Spanish team advance to the Champions League semifinals.
He thought to have reached an agreement with Everton over the weekend, but Tottenham made their move before he could sign the contract.
“As soon as Tottenham came through for me, it was a no-brainer,” Danjuma told Spurs TV.
“It’s a massive club, brilliant coach, brilliant staff, brilliant club, the facilities are obviously unbelievable so for me I’m very excited to be part of the team.”
He joins Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Dejan Kulusevski, Richarlison, and Lucas Moura as more attacking options for Spurs.
With a 1-0 victory at Fulham on Monday, Antonio Conte’s team, currently in fifth place in the Premier League, closed the gap to the top four to three points.