FW wants to stay at Tottenham, even if it means losing out to ‘fraudulent’ Michy Batshuayi – but with conditions
Arnaut Danzuma is considering a full transfer to Tottenham Hotspur. But only if he’s guaranteed regular playing time.먹튀검증
He’s a striker who plays for the Netherlands national team. He’s not the tallest player in the world, but he has great balance, speed, and a crisp dribble. He has the ability to use both feet, so he’s strong off the dribble and can generate offensive points.
After coming up through the ranks at Dutch ‘big boys’ PSV Eindhoven, he found a home at Nijmegen. After breaking out in the 2017-18 season with 11 goals and 17 assists in the league alone, he was approached by Club Brugge in 2018.
He made the move to Belgium, but it was a rough start. Pushed out of the starting lineup, Danjuma managed just six goals and four assists in 25 games, including cup competitions, and pushed for a move after just one season. England’s Bournemouth came calling, and he headed to the Cherries for a reported €16 million.
Here, he made a comeback. In the 2020-21 season, albeit in the second division, Danjuma was a regular striker, scoring 15 goals and providing seven assists in 33 league games. This performance earned him a spot in the big leagues. In 2021-22, he moved to Villarreal of Spanish La Liga, where he made his presence felt with 16 goals and four assists in 34 games, including cup competitions.
His performance in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) stood out. Warming up with a goal in the first leg of the group stage against Atalanta, he went on to score four goals and one assist in the group stage alone to help his team reach the round of 16.
Danzuma’s form continued in the tournament. In the round of 16 second leg against Juventus, he scored a brace in a 3-0 win, and in the quarterfinals against Bayern Munich, he scored the game-winner in the first leg to sink the ‘big boys’. In the quarterfinals against Liverpool, he was silent in the first leg and missed the second through injury, but it was enough to put his name on the map.
However, the form of last season hasn’t carried over to this season. In 17 appearances, including a cup run in the first half of the season, he scored just six goals and his place in the team diminished. Eventually, he pushed for a move in the winter transfer window and signed a ‘six-month’ loan with Tottenham.
A situation that could turn a crisis into an opportunity. To date, the ‘crisis’ remains a ‘crisis’. Overshadowed by Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Dejan Koulousevski, Danjuma has been relegated to the fringes of the squad, even losing out to the ever-improving Xherdan Shaqiri this season. In 12 appearances to date, including cup competitions, he hasn’t played more than 200 minutes and has just two goals to his name.
Nevertheless, Danjuma wants to stay at Tottenham. According to British outlet HITC, “Danjuma is considering a full move to Tottenham this season.”
But there were conditions. Regular playing time. “Danjuma knows he’s in trouble as he sits on the Tottenham bench,” HITC said. He will only consider a full transfer to Tottenham if he is guaranteed regular playing time.”