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Nigerian-born Danjuma joins Alex Iwobi in Everton



 Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v AFC Bournemouth - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain - April 15, 2023 Tottenham Hotspur's Arnaut Danjuma celebrates scoring their second goal Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs/File Photo

Everton have signed Nigerian-born Dutch attacker Arnaut Danjuma on a season-long loan from Spanish club Villarreal, the Premier League team said on Sunday. He will team up with Alex Iwobi in the team.

The 26-year-old has prior experience playing in England, having been with Bournemouth for two years before he moved to Villarreal in 2021.

Everton were close to signing Danjuma in January, before the Netherlands international opted to move to Tottenham Hotspur on loan for the rest of last season.

“I know I did not move to the club in January, that was because there was some uncertainty over the manager situation at that time, but I think it makes it even more beautiful for me to join now,” Danjuma said.

“I am very grateful to be at the club and I can’t wait to play in front of the fans as well.”


Everton finished 17th – one spot above the relegation zone – last season. They begin their Premier League campaign with a home fixture against Fulham on Aug. 12.





Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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