‘If you’ve agreed something, you close it’ – Simon Jordan blames Everton for Arnaut Danjuma transfer saga as the Dutchman seals loan move to Tottenham

    Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan believes only Everton are to blame for their failure to sign Arnaut Danjuma from Villarreal.

    The 25-year-old has instead joined Tottenham on loan until the end of the season, despite the Toffees all-but completing the deal earlier this week.

    Danjuma was thought to be close to a move to Everton

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    Danjuma was thought to be close to a move to Everton

    Danjuma had agreed to sign for Everton before Frank Lampard’s sacking, but Spurs made a late hijack before he completed final formalities at Goodison Park.

    The relegation battlers have now lost out on a key player, and Jordan has criticised the Merseyside outfit for not completing a deal for the forward.

    “Get his bleedin’ signature on a piece of paper and fax it across to the FA yourself to register the player,” he said when speaking to talkSPORT on White and Jordan.

    “Why let him swan off with his agent, who I know, and let him detail what he’s going to do next?”

    He added: “If you’ve agreed something, you close it. You don’t let them walk out the room, you close the deal. You don’t go, ‘I tell you what, have a think about it’.

    “You close the deal, you negotiate with somebody, you say ‘right I’ll do this, you do that. Are we where we need to be? Fine, contract drawn, let’s go, sign it’.

    Moshiri’s Toffees have missed out on a transfer target

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    Moshiri’s Toffees have missed out on a transfer target

    “You don’t go ‘I tell you what, sashay off and have a think about it’, otherwise you get this.”

    Danjuma will now compete for a starting spot at Spurs, who are looking to finish in the Premier League top four as opposed to fighting relegation.

    “If you’re in this guy’s situation, you’ve got the shambles over here, you’ve got the bow tie spinning, flowery squirty chairman or owner [Farhad] Moshiri,” said Jordan.

    “Or you’ve got Tottenham Hotspur that may well be under pressure because people don’t like Daniel Levy, but where would you go if you’re the player?”

    Everton may now look to other targets before the January transfer window closes next week, with owner Moshiri also denying reports the club is up for sale.

    As well as this, The Toffees are seeking their next manager after Frank Lampard’s departure, with the club sitting 19th in the table.

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