Everton flop Davy Klassen has completed a move to Bundesliga side Werder Bremen, barely a year after arriving at Goodison Park.
Former Ajax captain Klassen was signed by his compatriot Ronald Koeman when he was in charge of the Merseyside club, but failed to establish himself in the Premier League, and only made seven Premier League appearances and eight Europa League appearances in all for the club.
Signed for £24 million a year ago, the fee agreed with Werder Bremen, which according to The Daily Mirror, is an initial £12 million, represents a substantial write-down in value for the 25-year old midfielder.
Klassen may not be the only face heading out of the Goodison exit door either, with rumours circulating about the futures of Kevin Mirallas, Yannick Bollasie and Ashley Williams. Brazilian Richarlison has been the only major addition to the squad, but, if Thursday night’s 3 – 0 friendly defeat by Blackburn Rovers is anything to go by, much more new blood is needed to make the side competitive again in the Premier League.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.