Tottenham news Arnaut Danzuma arrives for medical as Antonio Conte’s signing takes place

Tottenham transfer news: Latest Spurs gossip and highlights from the January window with updates from Arnaut Danjuma and Pedro Porro

Your Tottenham morning transfer round-up for Wednesday, 25 January.

Spurs hijack Danjuma

Tottenham are hopeful of loaning Villarreal attacker Arnaut Danjuma out to strengthen Antonio Conte’s attacking options, football.London understands.

Everton were prepared to seal a deal for the 25-year-old, who has scored six goals in 17 appearances for Villarreal this season, but Spurs swooped in at the last minute and are closing in on a deal for the Netherlands international. Football.London understands Danjuma is currently on his way to Tottenham’s Hotspur Way complex to complete his medical at the club.

Danjuma scored six goals in 11 Champions League appearances last season as Villarreal reached the semi-finals, as well as scoring 10 goals in 23 appearances in La Liga. The Lagos-born attacker, who turns 26 on transfer deadline day, can play as a lone striker up front or as a support striker on the left.

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A second attack on the Primeira Liga side is not as high on the agenda, however, with Spurs academy graduate Marcus Edwards coming in fourth on fans’ list of transfer priorities.

The acquisition of Edwards was seen as less important than that of a centre-back, with Bayer Leverkusen’s Piero Hincapie second only to McAllister in terms of priorities.

However, it seems Tottenham have cooled off on the Ecuador international in recent times, with Everton and Newcastle now leading the chase.

Danzuma effect

Danzuma was a huge hit in his first season at the Estadio de la Ceramica, scoring 16 goals in his 34 appearances for the Yellow Submarines. That total included six goals in the Champions League as the attacker helped the Spanish side reach the semi-finals of the competition against the odds.

After scoring four times in the group stage, Danjuma scored twice decisively in the knockout stage as they weeeeeeeent up against Juventus and Bayern Munich. The experience of playing in the Champions League and scoring crucial goals in the competition will only help Tottenham as they look to move on from AC Milan in early March.

Now set to compete with the likes of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Dejan Kulusevski, Richardson, Brian Gill and Lucas Moura for a place in the Tottenham team, Conte has another option on his bench, with Experience playing and scoring massively. Champions League matches can prove to be decisive. Speaking to The Athletic in December, former club Brugge man discussed playing in the Champions League and making an impact in the competition.

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