Dutch publication FC Update (03/03/23 as relayed by Sport Witness) have looked at Arnaut Danjuma’s situation at Tottenham and questioned whether the forward made a mistake by joining the club in January.
Spurs’ signing of Danjuma seemingly came out of the blue towards the end of the window, unlike the club’s pursuit of Pedro Porro, which had been well documented.
Reports indicated at the time that the Lilywhites swooped for the 25-year-old just as he was on the verge of signing for Everton, with the player having completed his medical at Goodison Park (The Athletic).
Danjuma has joined the North London club on an initial loan deal, with Antonio Conte’s men thought to have the option to make the move permanent for £21m (Rob Guest on Gold and Guest Talk Tottenham Podcast).
The Dutchman made a promising start to life at Spurs, scoring on his debut in the FA Cup win over Preston North End towards the end of January.
However, the January signing has only made four appearances in a Tottenham shirt so far and is yet to start a match for the Premier League club (Transfermarkt).
FC Update claim that it was due to Danjuma’s lack of game time for Spurs that he was ‘ignored’ by Ronald Koeman from his most recent Netherlands squad for the European Championship qualifiers against France and Gibraltar.
After being overlooked for the national squad, the publication questions whether the attacker already ‘regrets’ his decision to move to N17.
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While I understood why Conte wanted to add another attacker to the squad before letting Gil leave on loan, I never quite got what Danjuma’s motivation was in coming to Spurs, given the forwards already at the club.
There is no doubt that the 25-year-old will already be having regrets as he is likely not going to start a single match until the end of the season barring an injury crisis.
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