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Serie A leaders back out of Davy Klaassen transfer

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Someone didn’t do their homework...

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As recently as yesterday, it looked as if frozen-out midfielder Davy Klaassen was headed to Napoli, where he would join the current leaders of Serie A. That no longer seems to be the case.

It’s more than a little strange a team the size of Napoli did not realize that Klaassen was cup-tied prior to registering an inquiry, particularly given that his main purpose would have likely been giving Marek Hamsik a rest in attacking midfield.

There was also some talk about image rights creating an issue with the deal - club president Aurelio De Laurentiis is a renowned film producer in Italy - a possible Mauro Icardi transfer fell through in the past over this as well.

Either way, as Dominic King notes, Klaassen has retained a good attitude throughout this taxing process, and it looks like he’ll remain on Everton’s books through at least the remainder of the season.

Who knows - maybe the Dutchman can find some game time, be it a spot start or off the bench. Goodness knows that Everton need some goals, and if Klaassen’s career to date has taught us anything, he definitely has a few in his locker.