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Everton agree to sale of disappointing midfielder

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This would be quite a coup.

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One of the big issues facing Marcel Brands and Marco Silva this summer is clearing the Kevin Mirallas (scouse for “dead weight) off the books so that new, more effective players can be brought in before the deadline slams shut on August 9.

It’s not as easy a task as one would like, either, because most of the players that the Blues need to sell have utterly tanked their market value. One player who may still have some shine left on his nearly-bald head, though? Davy Klaassen.

Relayed in English by the invaluable SportWitness, major German publication Bild are reporting that Werder Bremen and Everton have agreed to a Klaassen deal.

Bild have now chased after the claims and been able to back things up and add further information. The German newspaper reports Everton and Werder have been in ‘tough’ talks ‘for weeks’. It’s stated Everton have agreed to a €15m fee, of which €12m would be the initial payment. Klaassen is being offered a €3.5m a year contract but hasn’t yet made up his mind about the transfer, and it’s stated Huddersfield Town are also interested.

I don’t know what Everton need to do to convince Klaassen that Germany is the right move for him, but I recommend they figure it out with the quickness. It’s incredibly improbable that any other club would be willing to spend this type of fee on what amounts to damaged goods.

Davy Klaassen has had a superb attitude during his short time at Goodison Park, and we wish him no ill will. The thing is, Davy...well, it’s not you, it’s me.