It’s a well established fact that Davy Klaassen did not have the best of times during his year at Everton.
The midfielder arrived in a big money move from Ajax with plenty excited about the signing following his impressive performances in the Europa League.
Unfortunately for him, he was not the only number ten to arrive at the club that summer.
Both Gylfi Sigurdsson and Wayne Rooney were also signed in high-profile moves and Klaassen was left fighting a losing battle from day one.
He would go on to make 16 appearances across the campaign, as Ronald Koeman, and then Sam Allardyce, preferred others ahead of him.
It was a testing time for the Dutchman, who, while harbouring no ill will to the club, has admitted life at Everton was difficult.
In fact, it was such a testing time for him, it made him turn down the chance of an interview with Andy van der Meyde.
The former star, himself an ex-Everton player, is now the host of his own TV show in which he interviews footballers in his car and to date Klaassen is the only one to say no, something Van der Meyde blames on his Everton situation.
“Of all the soccer players I asked, Davy Klaassen did not want it,” Soccer News report him saying.
“Although I understood that again. That was just in the period that he was not really feeling good at Everton. But Klaassen is really an exception.”