Everton take £10million hit as flop Davy Klaassen completes move to Werder Bremen (and his £23m transfer fee means he cost £5m per shot or £3.33m per start in England!)
- Werder Bremen have completed £13million signing of Davy Klaassen
- Klaassen joined Everton from Ajax last summer in £23million move
- Midfielder was unable to make major impact during time at Goodison Park
Davy Klaassen has sealed a £13million move from Everton to Werder Bremen, meaning the Premier League club have made a staggering £10m loss on the player in just a year.
The Holland midfielder arrived at Goodison Park from Ajax for £23million last summer as part of a significant recruitment drive, but leaves having been unable to make a major impact during his season at the club.
Klaassen made 16 appearances for Everton, during which he failed to score a single goal and made only one assist in just 251 minutes of playing time. Klaassen also only managed two shots on goal in three Premier League starts.
Werder Bremen have completed the signing of Davy Klaassen from Everton for £13million
Klaassen is seen arriving in Bremen for his medical before securing his move to the club
The Dutchman will aim to perform much more consistently for his new side
Klaassen’s spell at Everton certainly didn’t go to plan and he was underwhelming on pitch
DAVY KLAASSEN’S EVERTON CAREER
Premier League – Seven games
Europa League (including qualifying) – Eight games, one assist
League Cup – One game
Total – 16 games, one assist
Judging by his £23m transfer fee, Everton effectively paid that sum for one Klaassen assist; or £5m per shot; or £3.33m per start; or nearly £40,000 per minute played.
Klaassen, 25, was told he wasn’t part of new manager Marco Silva’s plans, but he believes that he has found a suitable home with the Bundesliga club.
‘It was important to me to know exactly where the journey was going on the pitch and the ambitions of the club have convinced me,’ he told werder.de.
‘After my exchange with (coach) Florian Kohfeldt I have a very good feeling that I can make an important contribution here with my abilities.
‘The coach wants to play attractive, attacking football. I am really looking forward to that.’
The switch to Werder Bremen presents Klaassen with an opportunity to get back to his best
The 25-year-old was in good spirits as he arrived in Germany before joining Bremen
Klaassen was unable to make any sort of impact during his season at Goodison Park
There has been one major arrival at Everton so far this summer, with winger Richarlison joining from Watford for £44million.
In addition there have been some notable departures. Wayne Rooney, for instance, has joined DC United, while defender Ramiro Funes Mori signed for Villarreal.
It will be intriguing to see whether Silva brings in any more players as Everton look to build upon the eighth-placed finish that they mustered last season.