The Times have suggested that Tottenham could have the option to make Arnaut Danjuma’s loan into a permanent for £27million.
The news of Spurs hijacking Everton’s move to sign Danjuma caught everyone off guard on Tuesday, with the Lilywhitess said to have swooped for the Villarreal man after he had already completed his medical at Goodison Park (The Athletic).
Fabrizio Romano revealed on social media this morning that Tottenham are expected to finalise the paperwork to sign the Dutchman on loan today and added that no mandatory buy option is included in the deal. However, Alasdair Gold did state in a Q&A on Football.London that there could be an option to buy attached to the loan deal.
The Times have explained that Villarreal wanted a loan fee of £2.5m from Premier League clubs for Danjuma with a permanent option worth £27m.
Spurs Web Opinion
While it makes sense from Tottenham’s perspective to have the option to buy included in the loan deal, I am extremely skeptical about whether the club will activate the option in the summer. The 25-year-old has likely only been signed as a temporary stop gap and I do not expect him to get too many minutes over the coming months unless there is an injury crisis.