Far too technical for Sam Allardyce (probably), Davy Klaassen spent most of the second half of the season watching Everton from his comfortable and most likely very expensive sofa as they hoofed their way up the table.
However, with the English manager now gone and Marcel Brands hired to replace Steve Walsh as director of football, the Dutch midfielder now has a chance to turn things around at Goodison Park.
Speaking to AD in Holland, the player’s agent, Søren Lerby, explained his client wasn’t ready to walk away from his Premier League adventure just yet.
He said: “Davy is not someone who gives up quickly. He wants to start the preseason at Everton.”
Bought for €27m last summer, the former Ajax star represented a large chunk of the Toffees’ summer spending, and it was quite disappointing to see a talented midfielder struggle to make his mark in a team that sometimes cried out for creativity.
Over the course of the entire campaign, the 25-year-old featured just seven times in the Premier League, four of which came early on in the season when Ronald Koeman was still in charge.
Yet to announce who will replace Allardyce, Everton are still searching for a new manager, with rumblings a certain Marco Silva could step in.
Thanks to @sav4efc for the heads-up.