‘Huge club’ – Arnaut Danjuma admits snubbing Everton for Tottenham was a ‘no-brainer’

‘Huge club’ – Arnaut Danjuma admits snubbing Everton for Tottenham was a ‘no-brainer’

Arnaut Danjuma insisted it was a “no-brainer” for him to turn down Everton in favor of a move to Tottenham Hotspur.

Danjuma completed a loan move to fifth-placed Tottenham from Villarreal on Wednesday to cap off a remarkable turn of events.

The former Bournemouth forward had agreed a move to relegation-threatened Everton last weekend and was due to be announced earlier this week before Tottenham hijack the deal for the striker.

He told Spurs TV: “It’s amazing. I’m very happy to be here.

“As soon as Tottenham arrived for me it was a no-brainer.

“It’s a huge club, brilliant manager, fantastic staff, fantastic club, the facilities are obviously amazing, so for me I’m very excited to be a part of the team.

“I’m really looking forward to working with the coach (Antonio Conte).

“He has so much experience. For me, as a developing player, it’s just great. It gives me the opportunity to learn and be among the greats.”

The arrival of the Dutch international increases Conte’s attacking options, with Son Heung-min, Dejan Kulusevski, Richarlison and Lucas Moura all struggling with injuries this season.

Danjuma, who turns 26 next week and can play in the top three, spent two years in England with Bournemouth between 2019 and 2021.

While he starred for the Cherries in the Sky Bet Championship, he struggled in the top flight and failed to score in 14 appearances.

The move to La Liga in 2021 has proved successful as Danjuma played a key role in Villarreal’s run to the semi-finals of the Champions League last season, scoring 16 goals in all competitions.

Opportunities have been more limited for the Nigerian-born player this season after a muscle problem disrupted the early part of his season, but he is hoping to make his Spurs debut in Saturday’s FA Cup match in Preston.

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