Tottenham Hotspur are not expected to take up the opportunity to sign Arnaut Danjuma on a permanent basis, according to the Evening Standard.
The Dutch international joined Tottenham on loan from Villarreal in January with the club having the option to make his move permanent for a £27million transfer fee.
Danjuma had looked set to join Everton in the winter transfer window and despite conducting media duties and a medical with the Goodison Park outfit ahead of an announcement, he pulled the plug on the transfer and headed to Hotspur Way instead (Daily Mail).
The 26-year-old only made one Premier League start during his time at Tottenham, which came under Ryan Mason in the 3-1 defeat to Brentford earlier this month which all but ended their hopes of Europa League qualification.
Danjuma took to his Instagram account to pen a message to Spurs fans earlier this week in which he admitted he had not had the opportunities that he had wished for at the club.
He said: “It is very difficult to sum up the season we’ve all had in words. Many highs and lows, yet I tried to give my all, anytime, at any moment for you all. An indifferent return to the Premier League for me. I’d be lying if I wasn’t disappointed with how the season ended for the club, the fans and me.
“I have proven and I know I have the ability to influence games and make a big impact, and if I could turn back the clocks and be given a chance to demonstrate that I would without question.
“Putting the frustration aside, I am very conscious of the welcome I have received by first and foremost the fans, whose continous support towards me has truly amazed me. Likewise, the welcoming from the club, players and staff has been a heartwarming pleasure to say the least.
“What is tomorrow worth, if it is the same as today? It is only through the hardships in life, we will be able to find ease. Thus, this is not a goodbye message. Never. The journey shared will live on in my mind, body and heart forever.
“This is to every fan who chanted my name, for every person who clapped their hands for me, for every kid who ran up to me for an autograph, THANK YOU 🤍 Until we meet again, in sha Allāh.”
Danjuma got his Spurs career off to the best possible start when he scored late on his debut in the 3-0 FA Cup win against Preston North End, but was not really given a fair crack of the whip by Antonio Conte or Cristian Stellini.
If he had remained at Everton, he certainly would have got plenty of more opportunities to put himself in the shop window but obviously felt he could have made an impact at Spurs instead.
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