The Dutch midfielder has been sold to the German side for a reported £12million, with a further £1million in bonuses. It’s something of a miracle that Marcel Brands was able to get any value at all for the player, and wise of him to go ahead and cut ties.
Klaassen’s Everton career never really got off the ground, and he exits the club after playing 820 minutes over just 16 appearances. Klaassen registered no goals and a single assist. It will go down as one of the worst purchases in club history, given the result, yes, but also that Everton had a litany of attacking midfielders on their books already.
Davy did not play well, and he didn’t fit any system that Everton played during his time at Goodison Park, but credit is due for his professional attitude and desire to make the best of a bad situation. There are some players who would do well to learn from the likes of Klaassen. Good luck in Germany, Davy.