European football expert Kevin Hatchard has said that Arnaut Danjuma will struggle to have much of an impact at Tottenham if the version of him from the first half of this season turns up in North London.
Danjuma was the first player to arrive at Spurs this transfer window, with the Lilywhites announcing on Wednesday that the forward had joined on loan from Villarreal until the end of the season. The forward then made his debut, and scored, for Spurs against Preston in the FA Cup yesterday.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Tottenham have the option to sign the 25-year-old permanently for €30m (£26.4m) in the summer.
The Netherlands international can operate off the left, as a centre-forward or as a second striker, and thus gives Antonio Conte a lot more options up front.
However, Pritchard has stated that the attacker has struggled to replicate the form he showed last season for the first half of the 2022-23 campaign, but also pointed out that it is a signing with minimal risk involved.
When asked if Danjuma is a good signing for Spurs, he told talkSPORT (25/01, 11.35 PM): “Depends which Danjuma you’re getting.
“The Danjuma of last season, scoring Champions League goals, it is a good signing. The Danjuma of this season, he’s not been at it, had his head turned – he might struggle. Low-risk signing.”
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Danjuma has not been at his best for the last six months but that might have to do with the unrest behind the scenes at Villarreal. Conte will be hoping that the 25-year-old rediscovers the form he showed last season now that he has been given a fresh start at Spurs.
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