Everton completed the second signing in as many hours when they confirmed Davy Klaassen had completed a €27m move from Ajax.
Taking their spending in one day to well over £50million!
The 24-year-old Netherlands international, an attacking midfielder, has signed a five-year contract with the Blues to June 2022.
He becomes Everton’s second summer signing, following the arrival of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford from Sunderland for a Club-record fee earlier on Thursday.
Klassen sounds like he was excited to have joined the Blues, “I’ve walked around the training ground and talked with a few people and it feels good,”
Klaassen revealed, “I spoke a few weeks ago with Ronald Koeman about Everton. I wanted to come here and check if this was the right club for me and since I came here I feel so happy. It’s a great club.
“The moment that I spoke with the manager directly I got a good feeling. He’s an honest guy, we talked about the Club, about the way he wants to play and that gave me a positive feeling.
“I talked to him about the Club and everything we want to achieve and he was really positive. It’s difficult to leave Ajax but I think this is a good step for me now and I’m really looking forward to my time here.”
Welcome aboard Davy. Wear the shirt with pride and give 100% and you’ll go far.
This transfer casts more doubt on Barkley’s long term future at the club. But if we continue to be this ruthless in the transfer market losing Rom or Ross won’t be felt as much.
Come on you Blues!