Everton must decide Arnaut Danjuma’s immediate future as frustration grows for both player and parent club Villarreal over his limited game time.
Lyon, also eyeing a bold move to bring Karim Benzema back to France from Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittihad, has expressed interest in taking Danjuma for the season. Yet, there’s no break clause in Villarreal’s loan arrangement with Everton.
Manager Sean Dyche emphasizes Danjuma’s current contract with the Goodison club, highlighting his impact in recent games.
Despite Lyon’s pursuit, the Holland international started the last two matches, featuring in 18 in total, and scoring twice.
However, the lack of starts and playing as a midfielder, not his preferred left wing, raises concerns for Villarreal, fearing their asset’s diminishing value.
With two years left on his contract, all parties hoped a return to the Premier League would reignite Danjuma’s form. Lyon aims for him to replace Diego Moreira, but Everton faces the dilemma of releasing him without a guaranteed strong replacement, given financial restrictions in the closing window.