Tottenham Hotspur’s choice to take Lucas Moura over Arnaut Danjuma has as soon as once more been referred to as into query following their defeat on the weekend towards Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Has Danjuma performed for Spurs but?
Spurs acquired the Dutch winger in January and he made a direct affect on his debut when he got here off the bench to attain within the FA Cup tie towards Preston North Finish.
However since that recreation, the 26-year-old has made only a handful of appearances off the bench and did not even function in Saturday’s defeat.
As a substitute, the Spurs administration workforce determined to take Lucas Moura forward of the winger who has solely joined on an preliminary mortgage till the tip of the marketing campaign.
And given that he’s not being given the chance to point out what he can do, Alasdair Gold has admitted he was shocked by the choice to play Moura forward of him on Saturday:
(39:00) “When the scoreboard went up at 77 minutes and it had the quantity 27, we have been a bit stunned. We did not anticipate that.
“I imply, you already know, it means that, as we at all times say, that Conte and perhaps his coach, in all probability share the identical opinion, they’re simply at all times going to look skilled and because the most skilled man, 30, he turned to .”
Will Danjuma depart on the finish of the season?
When Spurs took over the Dutchman from Villarreal, they included the choice to purchase the participant ought to he impress within the second half of the marketing campaign.
Nevertheless it’s clear the winger wasn’t even allowed the platform to show his value in north London regardless of approaching and scoring on his debut.
Within the final three Premier League video games, Danjuma has began on the bench and has completed the video games nonetheless in the identical seat (through Transfermarkt).
Ought to Danjuma play earlier than Moura?
What is probably most weird is their choice to play Moura forward of the Dutchman because the Brazilian will depart the membership on the finish of the marketing campaign.
Though Danjuma can also be set to go away on the finish of the season, there may be an choice to make his deal everlasting however this looks like a stretch when the ahead would not get the possibility to point out what he can do.
And whereas Danjuma will hit some kind within the coming months, it will be attention-grabbing to see if these early phases in north London might have doubtlessly put him off the thought of staying completely.
Spurs’ final probability to maintain their hopes of silverware alive might finish on Wednesday and in the event that they fail to progress to the subsequent spherical of the Champions League, will probably be thrilling to see the place the alternatives come for Danjuma to play.
Provided that Danjuma has already offered Spurs with extra targets than Moura this season, it’s a worrying signal that he’s nonetheless unable to interrupt into the workforce forward of the Brazilian who has no future on the membership.