Reports: Everton win race to sign Danjuma

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Updated Everton are now said to have completed their negotiations with Arnaut Danjuma who will join the Blues on loan from Villarreal this weekend pending a successful medical.

According to Fabrizio Romano, all three parties have come to complete agreement with the 25-year-old set to sign on loan without an option to buy in the summer.

Romano tweeted in the early hours that Danjuma will undergo a medical this morning.

Yesterday, The Telegraph broken the news that the 25-year-old had chosen Everton as his destination while Twitter-based source El Bobble reported that the club are now in advanced talks with Danjuma which signalled that a deal was close.

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Danjuma missed the deadline to be registered in time to face West Ham on Saturday who did make an attacking signing of their own in time, securing Danny Ings from Aston Villa in a £12m deal earlier today.

The club held talks with Danjuma and his representatives in London last weekend but faced competition from Nottingham Forest, Southampton, his former club, Bournemouth, and Rennes in France. There were also some suggestions that the Spanish club wanted to bring in a replacement first before they would agree to let him go.

Journalist Santi Aouna also reports that Everton is Danjuma's preferred club for a six-month loan and that the Blues are also still targeting Lyon striker, Moussa Dembélé.

Everton have been ramping up their efforts to bring in attacking reinforcements this month to bolster a forward line that has scored just 15 goals all season while Everton have dropped into the relegation zone on the back of an awful run of 10 defeats in 13 games.

Manager Frank Lampard is under increasing pressure to improve results but he has the backing of owner Farhad Moshiri for now, while it is hoped that new signings will help in turning the team's fortunes around on the pitch.



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Mal van Schaick
1 Posted 17/01/2023 at 17:53:47
Let’s hope we get him in before Bournemouth.
Dermot O'Brien
2 Posted 17/01/2023 at 17:54:57
I thought he was gone to Bournemouth? Hopefully the first of many decent attacking players.
Ian Jones
3 Posted 17/01/2023 at 18:07:43
I think Bournemouth signed Ouattara so perhaps they don't need both.
Tony Everan
4 Posted 17/01/2023 at 18:24:07
He's an upgrade on what we've got so get him so he can help bring the points home on Saturday.

The world will feel slightly different with a forward that can hurt teams coupled with a win against the Hammers.

Can't stop there though, we need a back up/ challenger to Calvert-Lewin. No way we can gamble again on his fitness.

Paul Kossoff
5 Posted 17/01/2023 at 18:34:46
Unai Emery has made Villarreal attacker Arnaut Danjuma a priority for his Aston Villa side this month – despite rivals Everton opening talks with the La Liga club to sign the Dutch attacker.

I doubt we will get him now, sad but true. 🙄

Paul Kossoff
6 Posted 17/01/2023 at 18:58:24
Transfer insider Dean Jones has told GIVEMESPORT last week that the winger is Emery’s top transfer target for Villa this month, and could look to a reunion with the Dutchman before the window closes on 31st January.
Kieran Kinsella
7 Posted 17/01/2023 at 19:02:12

I read earlier that Geri Deulofeu is Villa's top target.

Tony Abrahams
8 Posted 17/01/2023 at 19:31:08
Stay away from Cloggies, because we have never had a good one at our club.
Peter Carpenter
9 Posted 17/01/2023 at 19:32:10
Ray Atteveld still the best?
Bill Gall
10 Posted 17/01/2023 at 19:37:29
Lampard has the full backing of Farhad Moshiri, only if he does not ask for any money to buy players.

So 3 weeks into the transfer window and no positive signs of any movement of players in or out. I wouldn't let these clowns organize my kid's birthday party.

Iain Johnston
11 Posted 17/01/2023 at 19:46:47
When will the penny drop?

When will we all realise that there will be no signings this month?

If we bring anyone in it'll be loans and sicknote players over 30 such as Welbeck & Antonio.

Bill Gall
12 Posted 17/01/2023 at 20:09:45
See Sir Jim Ratcliffe one of Britain's richest men has put in an offer for Man Utd. I wonder if he has talked to anyone else as he said some Premier League clubs are asking too much.

I doubt if he talked to Everton – even if Bill Kenwright offered free West End tickets.

Tony Abrahams
13 Posted 17/01/2023 at 21:41:58
Atteveld, and Heitenga are the only two Dutch nationals who have applied themselves properly whilst employed by Everton.
Brian Denton
14 Posted 17/01/2023 at 21:46:12
I think you can, nay must, add Andy Van de Shandy to that list Tony.
Tom Bowers
15 Posted 17/01/2023 at 21:53:00
It's quite obvious Everton have no more money and the crap they still have are using up most of the wages bill.

Loan deals for over-the-hill has-beens are all we are reported to be able to secure. A band-aid answer to stopping the blood-letting.

It doesn't work for Everton and never has.

The club appears to be scraping the barrel.

Struggling West Ham and Moyes look certain to hammer another nail in our coffin this weekend.

Very hard to be optimistic after what we have been painfully experiencing this season especially the last two months.

Denis Richardson
16 Posted 17/01/2023 at 22:15:21
Don't seem to have a pot to piss in by all accounts.

Still cannot believe we didn't bite Chelsea's hand off when they offered £60m(!) for Gordon barely 5 months ago. Just what were they thinking?

George Stuart
17 Posted 18/01/2023 at 00:19:42
Andy Grey and Peter Ried spring to mind.
Liverpool reject Kevin Sheedy too.
Different time, different universe.
Andrew Brookfield
18 Posted 18/01/2023 at 07:10:33
Denis, I still can’t believe you think Chelsea offered us close to 60M - there offer was closer to £15M rising to £30M and if you know he’s not great you know it’s never going to rise!

Imagine the fan revolt if we’d have sold him for say 20/25M - hindsight is great but at the time there was uproar on here we were about to sell our best young player

Joe Digney
19 Posted 18/01/2023 at 07:12:44
Looks like he’s going back to the mighty Bournemouth unfortunately, can’t compete with the pull of giants like that.
Tony Abrahams
20 Posted 18/01/2023 at 07:25:42
Van de shandy, at least had the good grace to only try and damage himself, and then make a show of himself by blaming anyone but himself, but Koeman, definitely damaged Everton, more than any other manager, and is definitely in the top bracket of damaging bastards, whilst we wait for the others to finally JUST FUCK OFF.
Danny O’Neill
21 Posted 18/01/2023 at 07:49:44
I think your examples George demonstrate that football is, like others, a game of luck and taking a punt. Luck and mistakes as much as anything else. Sometimes it gels and works.

Tom, we could reverse that suggestion and say that we could put the final nail in struggling West Ham's coffin.

I get your sentiment on finding it hard to be optimistic, but we can't go to the London Stadium without wanting the points.

Danny O’Neill
22 Posted 18/01/2023 at 07:55:24
Probably only Heitinga Tony, but even that only seemed to be a fleeting season or two, one in particular. And then he seemed to switch off and not want to play anymore.

Didn't he get our player of the season on one occasion?

Always intrigued me the Dutch. Great system, produce great players. But they tend to be individuals, which has been evident in them being unable to play as a team on many occasions despite, on paper, having some of the best players you would wish for.

Eric Myles
23 Posted 18/01/2023 at 08:21:56
A win for us against WHU and Moyes loses his job.

A win for WHU and Moyes keeps his job.

Ironic eh!

Colin Glassar
24 Posted 18/01/2023 at 08:28:17
Just seen in the Echo that we are now using when searching for new players and looking for bargains.
Phill Thompson
25 Posted 18/01/2023 at 08:34:14
Eric #23, further irony is that, if either manager had been “replaced” at the start of the season, they would now likely be in pole position to take over, both returnees, Moyes with us, Lampard to West Ham. Football eh!
Matt Henderson
26 Posted 18/01/2023 at 08:44:09
Colin @ 24 - using that sort of data they talk about in the echo is helpful and data analytics is used everywhere these days. It can’t be the only thing they base recruitment on though and it’s better than Moshri’s current approach of asking his mate Kia who to buy
Colin Glassar
27 Posted 18/01/2023 at 08:53:50
Eric 23, the WHU - Everton game is being called ‘El Sackiko’. Matt, I’ve got nothing against the use of data analysis but nothing compares to experience, knowledge and the human eye.
Dale Rose
28 Posted 18/01/2023 at 10:09:35
At the present time this club is a Ferrari recently restored and without an engine. A couple of striking options will save us this season. Why is it everyone on here can see this apart from the owner and the board.
Pat Byrne
29 Posted 18/01/2023 at 18:24:55
From a distance, it seems obvious to me that the club hierarchy will not sanction any transfers in until after this weekend's game v West Ham. Defeat means the end for Frank so they are afraid to spend as this would leave no budget available to any new manager in the last 10 days of the window.

Sky do Super Sunday; this Saturday is Sack Saturday as defeat for Moyes or Lampard surely is the end; even a draw could see both go.

Michael Boardman
30 Posted 18/01/2023 at 19:43:25
Phil #24.

No chance West Ham would go near Lampard, they hate Fat Frank with a passion.

Paul Kossoff
31 Posted 19/01/2023 at 19:34:19
Villarreal line up replacement for Arnaut Danjuma after Everton transfer bid
La Liga outfit Villarreal reportedly already have a replacement lined up should Dutch forward Arnaut Danjuma leave to join Everton this month, according to Spanish Media outlet El Gol Digital.

Reports in the Daily Mail [10 January] revealed the Toffees had made contact with Villarreal to sign the Dutch international, on a loan deal with a view to making it permanent at the end of the season, due to financial restrictions on the club.
Cadena Ser journalist Bruno Alemany also followed that up [10 January], tweeting that the Blues were seeking a loan with a purchase option at the end of the 2022/23 campaign and that such an offer has indeed been placed before the 2021 Europa League winners.

Joe Digney
32 Posted 19/01/2023 at 22:37:01
Looks like this one’s gonna happen.
smart signing on loan with only a small loan fee. Hopefully gets done before 12 tomorrow so can play Saturday.
Alec Gaston
33 Posted 19/01/2023 at 23:11:49
I would also guess there will be longer negotiations due to relegation provisions in case the worst happens - might explain why some players don’t want to come - Ings wouldn’t have agreed to that I don’t believe
Derek Knox
34 Posted 19/01/2023 at 23:26:54
While desperation would even welcome a new Tea Lady in a pair of trainers, I am a bit dubious over this fella, I vaguely remember him at Bournemouth and didn't really stand out as anything special. Maybe he has improved, we will see if there is any mileage in this.

Kieran @ 7, while I never advocate any player or manager returning to a Club, Geri is one I would make a reserved exception for, could be a third time lucky, now he would excite me more than this Desperate Dan fella. My only concern with Geri, is like most modern footballers, he seems to suffer from the 'made of glass' syndrome.

David McMullen
35 Posted 20/01/2023 at 00:07:34
I don't know anything about him sorry but hopefully a good signing. Maybe a glimmer of hope that there's some 'fight' left in this old club.
Dale Self
36 Posted 20/01/2023 at 00:08:50
Colin, ‘El Sackiko’ is comedy gold. I needed that the way it’s been going. Hopefully getting Danjuma turns things around
Don Alexander
37 Posted 20/01/2023 at 00:19:42
Christ on a bike, if this guy is even contemplating signing for us it can only be on account of two reasons, the first being that he's so shite that no other EPL club at all are interested in him as the window closes, the second being that he'll be minted for life on account of the contract our self-boasted greatest-ever-Toffee proclaims is his forte whilst being spread-eagled arse-up by every other club negotiator on the planet.

The lad'll be paraded as another one of our "good times" regardless.

Plus ca change!

Paul Kernot
38 Posted 20/01/2023 at 00:22:04
Colin #24. Can it also search for comptent directors?
Paul Kernot
39 Posted 20/01/2023 at 00:27:40
Pat #29. I was thinking exactly that. Dangerous game yes but it sort of makes sense (in Everton's case at least) that we're hedging our bets re incomings as there may well be a new manager announced come Monday. Colud well be all over bar the shouting by then of course.
Brian Denton
40 Posted 20/01/2023 at 00:48:21
Don (37) I think Everton are the footballing equivalent of Groucho's Club - we wouldn't want anybody who is willing to come here.
Kieran Kinsella
41 Posted 20/01/2023 at 00:54:33

I wouldn’t mind Geri returning as long as we don’t wait until he’s as old as Beagrie 2.0 was.

On Danjuma, I’m baffled. Why wasn’t he signed sooner if we wanted him? If we lose Saturday Frank may be fired in which case it’s like last year all over again signing players right before we sack the manager. I assumed we’d signed no one as we had zero funds. If we have money even a modest amount why have we sat on our hands for three weeks while plunging the depths? Surely we are using the Quirk wage savings to secure Danjuma?

Soren Moyer
42 Posted 20/01/2023 at 01:29:46
Of course a win for us will end Moyes's WHU tenure, BUT, a win for them results in BOTH keeping their jobs! Bizarre but true!!!
Steve Brown
43 Posted 20/01/2023 at 01:57:22
Kieran @ 7, you mentioned Delofeu and Lookman on a previous post.

Honestly, I would take both above our current batch of wingers. They would frustrate and excite, for sure.

But that is better than frustrate and infuriate.

Kieran Kinsella
44 Posted 20/01/2023 at 02:02:41

Totally agree mate

Kieran Kinsella
45 Posted 20/01/2023 at 03:13:08

Just to emphasize the point on Lookman this just popped up on my Google recommendations.

I should probably refrain from going on about him too much because I recall Michael getting annoyed when we kept posting about James McFadden years after he left Everton.

Don Alexander
46 Posted 20/01/2023 at 04:33:38
To anyone reading this thread who isn't a cabbage the very fact that blokes I respect are pining for the re-signing of Geri and/or Lookman says it all when it comes to the total incompetence of just whoever is actually in charge of our years-long abject recruitment policy.
Terry Farrell
47 Posted 20/01/2023 at 04:52:20
A 6mth loan is worth a punt. He wasn't in the Dutch wc squad. Given we can't spend, it makes the £32m purchase of mcneil and maupay seem even more stupid! I don't know one person who thought either of them was a good buy!
Going to West ham tomorrow hoping for a city away type performance.
Kieran Kinsella
48 Posted 20/01/2023 at 05:26:51

Mate I think (?) that was a compliment? Cheers mate. When you down for a beer?

Sean Roe
49 Posted 20/01/2023 at 05:27:13
Brilliant, so the other clubs that were linked with him have all signed their prefered options, leaving us with the backup option that nobody really wanted anyway.

On the flip side, Danjuma has seen his prefered move options slowly dwindle away, leaving him with only us to choose from if he wants to move.

No doubt he will be unveiled as us finally getting our man after beating off stiff competition for his signature, while he kisses the badge and claims how much he has always wanted to play for Everton.

Colin Glassar
50 Posted 20/01/2023 at 06:39:32
Apart from a few fringe players we haven’t sold anyone who could earn us a few quid. The likes of holgate, Mina, Davies, Doucoure etc… who were candidates to leave are still here.

So we are stuck with an unbalanced, dysfunctional squad who we can’t even give away and we end up getting bloody Dan James.

Jim Bennings
51 Posted 20/01/2023 at 07:55:57
Seems like a clever move.

Loan deal gives the lad the opportunity to put himself in the shop window, if not here with us at least he can give others food for thought if he plays well.

He has a decent pedigree, let's be honest at some point we've got to sign a player that makes a difference surely to God?

Keith Gleave
52 Posted 20/01/2023 at 08:09:14
Can we get something across the line please. Ings to west ham, looks like dembele to villa. Why are we always so slow to do anything and any players linked go elsewhere.
Eddie Dunn
53 Posted 20/01/2023 at 08:09:14
Don't bank on it Jim!
Christopher Timmins
54 Posted 20/01/2023 at 09:17:52

Folks, where does the guy play, up top or is he another attacking wide player?

If he is signed today it would be just typical Everton to sack Frank tomorrow evening,

Saturday has 0 - 0 written all over it! Both teams struggling to score, West Ham more so than us.

We have a tradition over the past number of years of helping clubs who are on bad runs to end them, let's hope that does not occur tomorrow.

Stu Darlington
55 Posted 20/01/2023 at 09:34:18
Keith @52
It’s ( 1 ) We have no money to spend on players
( 2 ) Being almost constantly in a relegation battle is not attractive to players.
( 3 ) current unrest at the club does not breed confidence
( 4 ) Everton is without doubt a failing business.who wants to get on board a sinking ship?
Mark Ryan
56 Posted 20/01/2023 at 09:47:11
Shame this wasn't done in time for West Ham and knowing Everton as we do this is likely a ploy to appease the fans and we won't see him until past the Arsenal game, if at all.
I accept we are brassic. I would just liked to have seen 2 out 1 in to balance the deadwood further
Rob Halligan
57 Posted 20/01/2023 at 09:55:36
Mark, there are reports that a medical has been booked for Danjuma, hopefully for this morning. Needs to be done by midday, if true, in order to play tomorrow.
James Marshall
59 Posted 20/01/2023 at 10:04:30
Why on earth is his preferred club, Everton? They're only my preferred club because I've been stuck with them since about 1980.

He's off his rocker.

Nick Page
60 Posted 20/01/2023 at 10:13:28
Jason Wilcox joins Southampton as new DoF from City (since 2012 and oversaw hugely successful development of academy). The sort of talent you would hope Everton would be looking at….one day (hahaha I’m joking of course).
Mark Murphy
61 Posted 20/01/2023 at 10:16:08
I hope he's good but I'm worried that we, as fans, are just clamouring for incomings just to get numbers in again. This is why we are where we are.
We got Maupay, McNeil, Iwobi, Gray, Gana, Vinagre etc all the way back to Tosun, Bolasie, Wallcott and lately Dele, and look at the mess. I appreciate something needs to be done short term to keep us up but I'm not upset we've missed out on Danny Ings (I know, I know!!!) or some of the players I've never heard of just because Wolves and Bournemouth are buying them. We need to be smart and bring in quality, not numbers. Otherwise were making the same mistakes all over again.
Eric Myles
62 Posted 20/01/2023 at 10:44:08
James #59, we're his preferred option because nobody else wants him.

Christopher #54, find which WHU player hasn't scored all season and put a bet on him to bag the winner.

'Cos like you say, we always help out those who are on bad runs.

Sam Hoare
63 Posted 20/01/2023 at 10:44:46
A very Everton-esque signing I'd say in that he could be great if he were to really find his form (he was pretty good for Villareal last season and very good for Bournemouth in the Championship) but he seems to be out of form and mostly on the injury table.

A loan obviously mitigates the risk and presumably there will be a purchase option that we can only afford if we avoid relegation.

Danjuma is 25 and capable of quite sublime work. He can play all acorss the front 3 (though usually on the left) and is a great dribbler who can also score from range. If played regularly and fit you'd expect him to score and assist more than Gray and certainly more than Gordon currently.

The downside is that he seems very injury prone, hasn't played much football this year and hasn't usually been much of a team player. He isn't the hardest worker and given how poor we are at defending counter attacks it could be that he proves something of a 'luxury' option.

But honestly given our terrible situation I think a player like Danjuma is about the best we can hope for.

Eric Myles
64 Posted 20/01/2023 at 10:48:09
Fortunately we're playing a Moyes team so all we have to do is take it easy for the first 70 minutes and then in the last 20 when he sits back to defend the point, go in all guns ablazing.
Allen Rodgers
65 Posted 20/01/2023 at 10:49:02
Hope so Rob @57 but it's an Everton tradition that players are signed just too late to play.
Mark Ryan
66 Posted 20/01/2023 at 11:01:28
Rob @ 57, if he does his medical today and signs in time to play tomorrow I'll buy you a bottle cos I'll be made up. Watch this space and I don't mean milk
Andrew Ellams
67 Posted 20/01/2023 at 11:11:00
I don't see him signing by midday so he will get 2 weeks to integrate himself before we have back-to-back games vs Arsenal and Liverpool.
Nick Page
68 Posted 20/01/2023 at 11:16:27
Injury prone, Sam? Sounds perfect, get him on £100 grand/week. I saw his release clause was £45M.

No doubt The Transfer Conductor has told Villarreal we'll add another £5M and spread the fee over 5 years. Bargain!

Dale Rose
69 Posted 20/01/2023 at 11:22:27
Stupid question, but have we still got Dele Alli on the books...?
Kevin Molloy
70 Posted 20/01/2023 at 11:24:31
this is now done according to reliable sources.
Michael Kenrick
71 Posted 20/01/2023 at 11:30:00

Yes, Dele Alli is on loan from Everton at Besiktas until the end of the season.

Peter Neilson
72 Posted 20/01/2023 at 11:31:38
Read on another site Danjuma is actually attracted to ‘the challenge that Everton, and the club’s situation, currently presents’.
Joe McMahon
73 Posted 20/01/2023 at 11:34:44
It's on the wire, I hope the Comms team ordered the fax paper from Argos in time!

At the moment we will have to wait and see if Danjuma "Gets Everton"

Ray Smith
74 Posted 20/01/2023 at 11:38:20
Allen 65

😂😂😂 how true

Raymond Fox
75 Posted 20/01/2023 at 11:40:03
Talking about Dele Alli, why not get him back the game changed when he came on against Palace.
Our midfield isn't exactly tearing up any trees is it, it least it gives us more options.

As we are it would be barmy not to in my opinion.

Paul Cherrington
76 Posted 20/01/2023 at 11:50:59
Am just pleased we are finally signing someone at long last. Was starting to look like we would be the only side who wasn't going to bother this window!

Although I would prefer it were a proper striker (let's hope that is the next deal done), this seems a good move to me. He can't be any worse than what we have out wide at the minute, and anything is worth a go in our current situation. PL experience too and he seems like someone with genuine quality so we will see.

Liam Heffernan
77 Posted 20/01/2023 at 12:01:57
I welcome him to Everton. Seems a good player, we need some new blood. I don’t get all the negative comments on Demari Gray. He scored 5 goals in 21 games and usually works hard and is generally our only true outlet going forward.
Dale Rose
78 Posted 20/01/2023 at 12:02:40
Thanks Michael. He needs a swift kick up the arse, and be told to do his Job.
Derek Knox
79 Posted 20/01/2023 at 12:09:56
Hope so Rob @57 but it's an Everton tradition that players are signed just too late to play.

Or tripped over the Chair after signing and will be out for the remainder of the season ! :-)

Robert Tressell
80 Posted 20/01/2023 at 12:18:16
Unfortunately, Alli has been a disaster at Besitkas by all accounts, Raymond at 75.

There's a compilation of footage of him doing the rounds where he looks extremely off the pace, largely due to fitness. It's not a good sign if you can't compete in Turkey where Hugo Rodallega and other mediocre veterans are still going strong.

I think his cameo against Palace is all we're ever going to see.

Joe McMahon
81 Posted 20/01/2023 at 13:24:48
Does anyone know what the hold up is? Beesley says there's a snag.
Paul Kossoff
82 Posted 20/01/2023 at 14:35:40
Sorry but I've read this three times and nowhere do I see what he is as far as defender, attacker, midfield? Where does he play?
I know I can look him up but I shouldn't need to. Oh, maybe I can look in the Guardian to find out😀
Iain Johnston
83 Posted 20/01/2023 at 14:46:58
Paul@82 Danjuma is a left sided inverted winger, centre forward and/or striker. Also according to Transfermarkt his market value is €35m down from €50m.

Bournemouth paid Bruges around £17m for him and sold him after 2 years to Villareal for £25m.

Mark Ryan
84 Posted 20/01/2023 at 14:47:06
Matters not, he hasn't signed in time for our crunch game.
All too difficult.
It would be like trying to sign someone like Danny Ings, impossible
Paul Kossoff
85 Posted 20/01/2023 at 14:47:06
Oh another fkg winger! Probably a slight upgrade on the four we already have. Who is he going to provide the crosses for?
Now me, I would have brought in a striker, then our four wingers would have someone to cross for. Only a short loan, if he does well he fks off seasons end or if we are relegated, nice one Bill.
Ray Roche
86 Posted 20/01/2023 at 14:47:41

We’ve just realised that we’re gonna have to pay for him.

Iain Johnston
87 Posted 20/01/2023 at 15:02:46
Paul, striker is his main position but he can play wide and behind a target man.

If we get him I'd like to him alongside DCL.

He's another Demarai Gray type who I feel should be playing front & centre every week and not fluffing his lines out wide.

Iain Johnston
88 Posted 20/01/2023 at 15:04:49
Anything in the one about being offered Ryan Fraser? I'd have him over McNeil or Maupay.
Paul Kossoff
89 Posted 20/01/2023 at 15:07:50
Thanks Iain.
Ian Bennett
90 Posted 20/01/2023 at 15:08:37
Wood signed by forest

Ouattara signed by Bournemouth

Ings signed by West ham in time for tomorrow

Wolves signed 3 or 4

Everton inactive

Alan Johnson
91 Posted 20/01/2023 at 15:09:37
Has he landed yet...
Joe McMahon
92 Posted 20/01/2023 at 15:10:57
Mark@84, the phrases on time, before the deadline or speedy have never been associated with Everton. We will go against the Hammers tomorrow with a forward line weaker than tramps piss.
Clive Rogers
93 Posted 20/01/2023 at 15:14:22
The season he played in the PL he didn’t score a single goal and Bournemouth went down. Then he got 15 in the championship so perhaps that is the attraction.
Andrew Ellams
94 Posted 20/01/2023 at 15:20:48
Clive, he also made the Champions League team of the years since then.and scored 22 in 51 at Villreal
Clive Rogers
95 Posted 20/01/2023 at 15:33:56
Andrew, don’t know anything about him really.
Mike Price
96 Posted 20/01/2023 at 16:37:05
Dele can’t come back because a few more appearances for us triggers a 10 million payment to Spurs, plus the fact he’s unfit and just riding out his contract to the bitter end at our expense. Nicely played Daniel Levy!
Charles Brewer
97 Posted 20/01/2023 at 17:21:33
I expect even now Blue Bill is dusting off the fax machine and looking for a socket with round pins so he can plug it in. Denise is digging through the back of the cupboard (in the room with the sign saying Beware of the Leopard) looking for some thermal paper... Yes we definitely get that registration form off to the FA for registration any time this evening - or at least by a week next Saturday.

And James Marshall at 59. I always thought you were a pretty intelligent bloke. but you've really let yourself down. Just ask yourself: what 3rd rate footballer at the end of his career, who doesn't want to train too much, who is happy to sit on the bench (when one of the many injuries he's had over the years isn't 'playing up'), who doesn't mind coming on in the 89th minute... isn't happy to sign a 5 year contract at £100,000 a week (with a one-sided option to extend for 3 years)? Christ, I'd sign for the Redshite for that deal (admittedly I'd need a daily bath in a mix of holy water blessed by the Pope himself (and I'm a Proddydog - albeit an atheist one), Ganges water, a gallon of Sea of Galilee flown in daily... you get the drift).

Just what crocked, bog-average, no future footballer, or drunken, drug-addled, gambling-addicted alleged forward wouldn't cheer with joy when he heard Everton were calling and say that Everton was just the club he wanted to join?

Nick Page
98 Posted 20/01/2023 at 17:25:44
Frankk Lampard should go and get those two United lads on loan. Fuck it – the club needs options, and it's better than nothing.
Nigel Munford
99 Posted 20/01/2023 at 17:30:05
Heard some rumour about this German striker
Niclas Füllkrug. Anyone else heard about this?
Peter Hodgson
100 Posted 20/01/2023 at 17:35:55
Its all going to plan uncle Bill it seems! Well done for that. I think Moshiri and Lampard said prior to the window that a striker was priority. Not going too well is it.

By the way. What do the Board get paid individually for doing their job of presiding over our where we find ourselves today after spending millions over the last couple of seasons before blaming the fans for it all? Are not Directors responsible for good governance as part of their job?

Poor governance leads to being sacked doesn't it?

Any comments?

George Cumiskey
101 Posted 20/01/2023 at 17:36:08
Whoopee all our problems are over, we're signing Villarreal's reserve striker 🥳🥳🥳
Kevin Prytherch
102 Posted 20/01/2023 at 17:39:48
So, we’re getting a guy who scored 0 in 15 last time he was in the premier league, scored at the same rate as Ellis Simms in the championship, and scored at the same rate as Sandro in Spain.

I’m glad we’ve used our scouting system and not just gone after anyone who’s available!!!

Charles Brewer
103 Posted 20/01/2023 at 17:45:17
Nigel, is Niclas Füllkrug any relation to the former Moskva Olegark Spartans striker / chief torturer I. Nokabolov? Or the Besiktas reject Mustafa Kunt? (The latter courtesy of Sir Archibald Clerk Kerr, UK Ambassador to Moscow during 1943). Surely if we can't get anyone any good, we could at least get someone with a funny name.
Peter Hodgson
104 Posted 20/01/2023 at 17:49:05
Is Simms injured then?

Having been brought back from Sunderland where he was scoring a few goals more than DCL and Maupay put together have managed, I thought he would be a shoe in or was it a just a rumour that we needed to score goals to avoid the drop?

Denis Richardson
105 Posted 20/01/2023 at 17:53:05
Should have signed Ings in the summer instead of Maupay. At least he knows where the goal is and isn't 4ft tall.
Denis Richardson
106 Posted 20/01/2023 at 17:56:35
Nigel 99 - Niclas Füllkrug was in the German squad in Qatar, plays for Werder. Not earth shattering but at least better than a half crocked DCL and well over 6ft, unlike pint size Maupay.

Not heard any rumours about him coming to us though.

Pat Kelly
107 Posted 20/01/2023 at 18:03:24
Lampard is not being given anymore cash to waste. He's blown enough on Alli, Maupay, McNeil, Garner, Vinagre. He'll probably be gone tomorrow anyway.
Mark Ryan
108 Posted 20/01/2023 at 18:06:21
Reports: Everton clearly not that close to landing Danjuma
Tony Everan
109 Posted 20/01/2023 at 18:09:08
Joe 81, No delay. He’s only stage three of our 9 stage recruitment process

1 Mooted

2 Negotiations

3 Advanced talks

4 Imminent

5 99.9% done deal

6 Medical not conclusive

7 2nd medical passed

8 Bribe wife

9 Signed with scarf aloft.

Dennis Stevens
110 Posted 20/01/2023 at 18:22:57
Tony, don't forget: 10 Injured!
Andrew Bentley
111 Posted 20/01/2023 at 18:23:21
@pat 107, no one knows whether he signed all those players or whether others signed them instead. Alli was probably done to get him off Tottenham’s books and we did it as needed to sell them Richy due to FFP.

As Everton have proved for years, there are too many people getting involved in decisions who shouldn’t be. El Ghazi deal was a prime example - who signed and wanted him?!?!? Moshiri.

Easy to blame Lampard but what’s Kevin Thelwells role in these signings? We blamed Brands for the signings done through the various managers but somehow this is all Lampards fault!?

Now tactically is he shit, and can’t seem to motivate and get them attacking? All fair comments and definitely his fault

Denis Richardson
112 Posted 20/01/2023 at 18:26:55
Andrew 111 - El Ghaszi loan was needed to sell Digne, Villa needed to make space for Digne on their wage bill. We never actually wanted El Ghazi as a player, we effectively part paid Digne' wages for half a season.
Mark Ryan
113 Posted 20/01/2023 at 18:30:05
Harry Redknapp persuaded Frank to take a punt on Dele. He said so in an interview. He felt that Frank could ignite his career and admits he got that very wrong
Paul Kossoff
114 Posted 20/01/2023 at 18:30:18
Charles 97, five stars mate, send that to Kenwright!⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Pat Kelly
115 Posted 20/01/2023 at 18:33:50
Andrew, I agree. If a so-called manager has no say over who is signed, is "tactically shit" and can't motivate his players, then what's he getting paid for.
Sean Roe
116 Posted 20/01/2023 at 18:40:43
''We will see if these possible departures are confirmed. In principle Jackson is still injured, and with Danjuma we have to wait and see. But it’s a position we’re lacking, although it’s true that there are some youngsters from the reserve team who can help us. Let’s see what happens''

The words of the Villarreal boss. Must be one hell of a player if he can be replaced by the reserve team youngsters!

Joe McMahon
117 Posted 20/01/2023 at 18:48:26
I somehow feel we are all responsible for letting Bill Kenwright be involved/Chairman/just being around. Could we have done anything better to rid the club of this controlling, stuck in the past lair?

The tales of 30s, 60s and 80s are bog all, not only when we will be relegated but with a stadium we can't afford to finish. Warning signs have been there for years.

When we were so close to the drop in 98 the game wasn't ruled by money as much, and we now have non, with the worst squad certainly since the 50s.

The club has to stay in the PL for any potential new owner and with improved finances. This team/squad won't stay up. No goals, no clean sheets = no wins.

Special thanks to Mr Bill Kenwright for all yiu haven't done for Everton FC by putting yourself first and holding us back for years.

Mal van Schaick
118 Posted 20/01/2023 at 18:54:01
Down as a winger. 51 appearances 22 goals in two seasons. Not exactly a centre forward/ central striker. We need a goal scoring striker.
Steve Morgan
119 Posted 20/01/2023 at 18:57:12
Danjuma has a typical injury history for an Everton loan.

Games missed through injury:

18/19 - 25
19/20 - 31
20/21 - 2
21/22 - 16

No stats for injuries this season, but he's listed as having two muscle injuries between July and October.

Dale Rose
120 Posted 20/01/2023 at 19:19:44
Charles Brewer. The Clarke Kerr comment about Mustafa Kunt, he said that it brought a smile to his face during the dark days of 1943. Thank God he wasn't an Evertonian in 2023.
Sean Kelly
121 Posted 20/01/2023 at 19:21:26
I would have preferred Ings even though he’s ex red. Knows where the net is
Sean Kelly
122 Posted 20/01/2023 at 19:23:33
And he’s gonna score against us tomorrow. FFS. Where the f…inf striker Mosh.
James Flynn
123 Posted 20/01/2023 at 19:35:22
Well, he saw a few minutes on 3 and 7 January. Rode the pine on the 13th. And was held out yesterday.
Tom Bowers
124 Posted 20/01/2023 at 20:45:24
We don't need more inconsistent performers.

People like Delofeu and Lookman were just that, along with a host of others not to mention the bunch we have now.

If you have to persevere with inconsistent offensive players then you had better have a strong defensive game which sadly Everton don't have either.

Looking ahead, if we survive the drop then we will need to realize that DCL, Gordon,q Gray and injured Townsend will not really help keep us in the Prem.

I had hoped DCL would progress but injuries and the loss of Richarlison has affected him greatly and I doubt he will get to where he can help the team much. He lacks the groundwork skills to compliment his work in the air.

Would love a good result tomorrow but alas it may be a few more weeks before they can pick up some good results but only if they start defending better as a team.

Ray Smith
126 Posted 20/01/2023 at 23:45:12
Not being a pessimist, but if we havn’t tied him down already, will he sign if (god forbid) we get turned over tomorrow?
Ings to score oming on from the bench!
Everton win 2-1👍
Phil Smith
127 Posted 21/01/2023 at 03:53:16
Nigel (99) and Denis (106), I liked the look of him. Had a bit of a Shearer vibe to him. Twatted the ball like a hammer. He’s 29 but worth a punt if we can get him on the cheap. Defo. knows where the net is.
Kieran Kinsella
128 Posted 21/01/2023 at 04:34:57

I’ve not seen much of him but at the WC it seemed their coach was damning him with feint praise as a try hard. I liked Shearer at the time but does the modern game suit a static shooter?

Dupont Koo
129 Posted 21/01/2023 at 04:57:38
Good news indeed.

The deal reportedly carries no Option-to-Buy. IMHO, it actually is a mutually beneficial arrangement:

1) Thelwell keeps the very little amount of his powder dry until the summer and didn't tide the club up with long term salary obligations for a relatively injury-prone player

2) If all things pan out by end of season: we survive and Danjuma contributes well to the effort, he can choose to: a) sign permanently with us (if Thelwell has the powder); b) head back to Villareal; c) chase greener pasture with other Premier League Clubs. If we don't survive, Options (b) & (c) would even be more paramount for him.

I still come across opinions from some Evertonians that Thelwell is not earning his paycheque. This deal is a relatively "below the radar" one to prove his worth as our DoF.

Derek Knox
130 Posted 21/01/2023 at 07:14:30
Seen no confirmation whatsoever from anywhere, while other Clubs seem to get players in, and also available for Saturday. What is it with us, we dither and dawdle each time, then the target goes somewhere else ?

The sooner we have a complete shake up at Everton, and rid ourselves of Kenwright and poor backroom staff the better.

Paul Tran
131 Posted 21/01/2023 at 08:19:42
I'm not sure it's dawdling, Derek, just incompetence. We've left ourselves with little wiggle room financially, we have to make deals a certain way, and we're less attractive to players in general. And other clubs know we're vulnerable and will deal accordingly. We have last-day deals written all over us.
Tony Everan
132 Posted 21/01/2023 at 08:21:02
I’d welcome him with open arms, if he can stay injury free he will be a big asset to our forward line. He’s got goals and assists in his locker. I’m hoping there isn’t any last minute hitches.

DuPont, I understand that point of view but if he is a success for us, as we hope, that will inflate the price from say 25 to 45m and out of our price range. A loan with an option to buy put us in the driving seat. As they say though, beggars can’t be choosers.

He’s got an interesting back story and had a difficult childhood. He may just find a great place to feel at home, play his best football and be loved at Everton.

Colin Glassar
133 Posted 21/01/2023 at 08:33:20
So he joins a glorious list of Villareal players to join Everton eg Funes Mori and Juan Riquelme?

Like Derek, I’ll believe it when I see him holding his Everton shirt and growling at the camera.

Robert Tressell
134 Posted 21/01/2023 at 09:06:11
Dupont, with Thelwell a penny dropped for me recently. He's having to do his job under the most severe financial constraints of any Premier League club. We can't even compete with Forest and Bournemouth.

That's why we have Maupay, McNeil, Tarkowski, etc. It's because we could make the finances work - not because anyone thought they were what we need. With Onana the fee is an illusion because so little is paid up front.

So if he can manage to get Danjuma on option to buy + maybe AN Other (as well as trimming the wage bill further) then he's done a decent job. I'll further congratulate him if we stay up.

Terry Farrell
135 Posted 21/01/2023 at 09:13:47
Robert mcneil and maupay are terrible buys regardless of the payment terms! If we can't afford grade A players then buy potential with pace not snails that nobody else wants. Onana is a great buy like Tarks and Cody.
Joe McMahon
136 Posted 21/01/2023 at 09:13:59
Let's hope we actually play him. Many players been on loan and get 5 mins at the end, a bit like Simms. I still would have liked to have seen more of El Ghazi, as he has scored several PL goals for Villa, Inc against Everton of course.
Ray Roche
137 Posted 21/01/2023 at 09:19:40
Derek Knox@130

Morning Del, although there doesn’t appear to be any official (club) confirmation, that Romano character on Newsnow claims it was completed at 01-00am this morning and a couple of other sources also think that it’s a done deal. We desperately need someone.

Derek Knox
138 Posted 21/01/2023 at 09:22:40
Joe @ 136, Nail on head there mate, I too often why, when we were struggling and crying out for change El Ghazi was rarely given any playing time. surely (hypothetical) he may have got a goal or two for us, but sadly (a word too often used on here) he was never given the chance, a trait that has been all too common with Lampard.
Paul Hewitt
139 Posted 21/01/2023 at 09:23:35
His Wikipedia page says he plays for Everton.
Derek Knox
140 Posted 21/01/2023 at 09:24:29
Thanks Ray, a glimmer of hope then, but all too late for today's showdown at the Not So OK Coraal.
Derek Knox
141 Posted 21/01/2023 at 09:31:20
Meant to add but edit feature doesn't seem to be working...

Beggars the question: What were they doing till 1:00 am, showing him all the best Pubs and Clubs in Liverpool? Should fit in well then!

Colin Glassar
142 Posted 21/01/2023 at 09:34:40
Phill Thompson
143 Posted 21/01/2023 at 09:34:44
DuPont #129 and Robert #134, Thelwell is definitely having to operate with two arms behind his back money-wise.

From Frank's press conference on Thursday, it sounded like he's an admirer of Ings, but all we could do was offer a loan deal, couldn't afford £12 million. I'm not saying Ings was the answer, just that we cannot compete even if Thelwell and Lampard want a player.

Derek Knox
144 Posted 21/01/2023 at 09:47:28
I wonder if our Deadwood Stage will get over that hill, before the Windows Slams Shut. There are a few on there, to say the least, that could possibly raise a penny or two, and definitely reduce the wage bill:

Keane, Davies (yes, Darren), Mina (shame, but too bit-part), plus a few more.

Mark Ryan
145 Posted 21/01/2023 at 10:00:44
What are the chances he'll sign before deadline day?
Paul Tran
146 Posted 21/01/2023 at 10:03:44
I know I say this every transfer window, but it's much better for your heart and blood pressure if you don't respond to every bit of lazy, speculative journalism or rumours on clickbait websites.

Wait till there's a video released, then see what they do on the pitch.

Svein-Roger Jensen
147 Posted 21/01/2023 at 10:06:56
His movement, passing and dribbling ability all serve to engineer chances for themselves and others and Arnaut Danjuma definitely has the potential to match, if not surpass their current standard due to his explosive, unpredictable nature.
Neil Copeland
148 Posted 21/01/2023 at 10:26:28
According to SSN he is having his medical this weekend and expected to be signed by Monday.
Nick Page
149 Posted 21/01/2023 at 10:30:05
Will he make the 12pm deadline on Friday? This is Everton….
And who has doing the “negotiations”?
Colin Glassar
150 Posted 21/01/2023 at 10:32:33
Neil, let’s hope he’s not waiting for an NHS GP to do his medical. We could be here for a long, long time.
Neil Copeland
151 Posted 21/01/2023 at 10:43:47
Colin and Nick, mind you, they didn’t say which Monday……
Mal van Schaick
152 Posted 21/01/2023 at 11:00:41
Agreed to join. Completed over the weekend.
Ray Smith
153 Posted 21/01/2023 at 11:30:47
This is slightly off line, but relevant to this window.
I can’t quote the source, but I’ve read somewhere that Frank is looking to offload Maupay.
However, my point is this. You can’t play for 3 clubs in any one season?
Maupay was a Brighton player for their first 3 fixtures this season. Away to Man Utd unused sub. Away to West Ham unused sub.

Does that count?
If so, we can’t offload him, or have I got it completely wrong.
On my way to the match.

Steve Shave
154 Posted 21/01/2023 at 11:38:30
Agree with a few posters above who are excited by this possibility. He is about the best quality winger available that we could feasibly convince to come to us in the state we are in right now. Instead of grumbling (as so inevitably do) we should be welcoming him with open arms.

Pace, skill and above all creativity with an eye for a goal. The injury record is of course concerning but IF (and its a big IF) he can stay fit then I think it will turn out to be a good acquisition. Now for the big no 9 to challenge ol' biscuit legs DCL.

James Alder
155 Posted 21/01/2023 at 11:45:30
Ian Bennett
156 Posted 21/01/2023 at 11:53:40

In accordance with FIFA Regulations a Player may be registered with a maximum of three clubs during one season. During this period, the player is only eligible to play in official matches for two clubs.

Ray Roche
157 Posted 21/01/2023 at 11:57:19
TalkSport just said it’s a done deal, completed.
Fran Mitchell
158 Posted 21/01/2023 at 11:57:54
this is good news. frustrating that we didn't get it done earlier, but it is good news.

we still need another signing, ideally 3 - a striker and a creative midfielder and a right back but that's never gonna happen.

if we can at least get an extra striker.

then hopefully they bring a lift to the squad, a bit of excitement to the fans, and then help us towards the 25 points required this second half of the season.

IF this lad can make an impact, DCL can find some form, Onana can maintain his high standards, Garner can make an impact, and Mina can stay fit (and replace the current liability that is Coady), then we might, just might survive.

Ray Smith
159 Posted 21/01/2023 at 12:27:39
Ian 156

Thanks Ian, your explanation is in line with what I was thinking.

One more question please, and I promise to cease posting on the subject.

Does being an unused sub count as an appearance?

Barry Rathbone
160 Posted 21/01/2023 at 12:32:41
Something massively weird about this deal his showreel demonstrates a player with all the technical ability in the world very close to being on a par with me at that age (praise indeed). So why is he being loaned out?

Dutch isn't he?

Pat Kelly
161 Posted 21/01/2023 at 12:55:54
And he's not Cup tied !
Brent Stephens
162 Posted 21/01/2023 at 12:59:52
Pat, aren't our U21s out of the cup anyway?!
Mark Ryan
163 Posted 21/01/2023 at 13:11:22
Does anyone know who we beat in this race to win his signature or was the description of "the race" somewhat exaggerated ?

I can't see anyone else that was interested

James Alder
164 Posted 21/01/2023 at 13:15:23
The way Liverpool and Chelsea are playing, I think we could beat the pair or them, if we get a couple of decent forwards.
James Alder
165 Posted 21/01/2023 at 13:20:27
We are not the only team in the Prem who have players that can pass 5 yards.
Dale Self
166 Posted 21/01/2023 at 13:31:23
Mark I think it was the clock given our finances and the probable structured payment/ loan arrangement
Paul Hewitt
167 Posted 21/01/2023 at 13:38:22
Mark@163. I think Tranmere put a late bid in.
Robert Tressell
169 Posted 21/01/2023 at 18:10:23
We should now start worrying that sales of DCL and / or Gordon are going to fund this - if it happens at all.
Peter Hodgson
170 Posted 21/01/2023 at 19:35:46
I guess he is asking around, if he has signed anything yet, if he can get out of the move or reading the A to Z of football injuries (and how to fake them).

If he has any sense that is.

Matthew Williams
171 Posted 21/01/2023 at 21:35:20
I bet he fails the medical... he would be mad to join our circus of a once great football club!
Jim Bennings
172 Posted 22/01/2023 at 08:23:51
Still hasn't signed?

Probably won't now major doubts over Lampard's future.

If he does sign then it makes you wonder who the f#ck us sanctioning deals?

Alec Gaston
173 Posted 22/01/2023 at 12:48:30
Do people really believe that the player and his agent didn’t factor in that Lampard might not be thee manager - one thing agents aren’t is naive
Jim Bennings
174 Posted 23/01/2023 at 06:17:46
Come on Alec, this is Everton mate.

Who actually had a hand in signing Mykolenko or Patterson knowing Benitez was days away from Santa's Sack?

Good money spent on Mykolenko as new left back not considering that the new manager might have wanted his own left back?

I actually think Lampard would have chosen to keep the more productive Lucas Digne.

Don't even get me started on the El Ghazi move.

Mark Ryan
175 Posted 23/01/2023 at 11:43:09
Medical today ? anyone know
Mark Murphy
176 Posted 23/01/2023 at 12:16:16
Just heard on Talksport (I know, I know) that Danjuma is seeking reassurances that IF Lampard goes we wont bring in a certain "high profile manager"
The journo wouldn't specifically name the manager but when pressed said "put it this way, it was David Moyes who blocked his move in the summer"
Ray Smith
177 Posted 23/01/2023 at 12:35:20
Mark 176

I was listening at the time, and that’s what I heard.
The silence from within is deafening!

Gary Johnson
178 Posted 23/01/2023 at 12:49:09
Apparently he’s insisted on assurances it’ll be “anyone but Moyes” before he signs. Wtf? Club just gets weirder and weirder. If I were signing players, this would be a red flag. 6 months tho, what’s to lose.
Mark Ryan
180 Posted 23/01/2023 at 12:54:36
Moyes won't be coming here and so he needs to get on with it.
For what it's worth Mr Dan Juma, I'm with you. Anyone but Moyes
Tony Everan
181 Posted 23/01/2023 at 12:57:32
There’s bad blood . He was about to sign for West Ham on a big money contract and David Moyes pulled the plug questioning his attitude and temperament, infuriating his agent.

“ The Athletic believe Moyes got cold feet over the deal when learning more about the Dutchman’s personality.

The Scot was informed that Danjuma wasn’t the most level headed during his two-year stint at Bournemouth, where he would often react negatively after a loss or during a poor run of form.”

Mark Ryan
183 Posted 23/01/2023 at 18:23:27
It's a win win for him if he does sign. If he scores they'll build a statue
Peter Carpenter
184 Posted 23/01/2023 at 20:52:04
'React negatively after a loss' - It's yes from me.
Bob Parrington
185 Posted 24/01/2023 at 10:26:24
Have we actually signed him yet?
Tony Hill
186 Posted 24/01/2023 at 13:27:49
I understand that he may be going elsewhere.
Kieran Kinsella
187 Posted 24/01/2023 at 14:18:05
Rumors he’s off to Spurs
Kunal Desai
188 Posted 24/01/2023 at 14:29:11
Can't get anything right can we. Off to Spurs it would seem. Given the choice can't blame the lad.
Tony Abrahams
189 Posted 24/01/2023 at 14:29:37
Don’t tell me Moyes is coming back then.

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