One of this Everton season’s many, many, many, many, many disappointments has been the failure of Dutch midfielder Davy Klaassen to integrate into the team. Certainly, that can be attributed to Klaassen not even seeing the field - Davy has zero minutes since September 23, and only 608’ in total.
Unfortunately, when he has been on the field, Klaassen looks lost. Unable to pick a pass, the Dutchman lacks his supposedly trademark incisiveness and the bombing runs into the box from midfield. Furthermore, Klaassen’s best position is wildly unclear. If he’s a number 10, he’s blocked by Wayne Rooney and Gylfi Sigurdsson. If he’s a number 8, he’s blocked by Idrissa Gueye and Tom Davies. It’s a mess.
It may be in both the club and player’s best interests to go ahead and sanction a move away on loan. According to Turkish press, the first suitor has stepped forward - Fenerbahce.
It wouldn’t be the first time this season that the Super Lig club has rescued a Dutch bust from the Premier League, as Vincent Janssen is currently on loan from Tottenham Hotspur.
The hang up, though, is that Everton reportedly are seeking a loan fee in the region of 2.5 million euros, which Fenerbahce are hesitant to pay.
Whatever happens, Klaassen has been nothing but professional, and deserves to see the pitch somewhere in order to get his form turned around. With as much trouble as Everton are in, though, it’s unlikely to be at Goodison Park.