Earlier today we covered German newspaper Bild taking a slant on Davy Klaassen potentially moving to Werder Bremen.
The rumour had been started by Deich Stube, a Werder specialist website, at the weekend, and Bild backed up the interest and added some more.
It was reported talks have been going on for weeks and that Everton are prepared to sell the Dutchman to Werder for €15m, €12m of which would be the initial payment with the rest coming at later dates.
Klaassen himself was said to be undecided and Huddersfield Town were named as another club interested in the player.
A few hours later came a claim from The Sun: ‘Huddersfield considering £23m swoop for Everton flop Davy Klaassen as Werder Bremen also eye deal’
The English newspaper went on to say: ‘The Bundesliga outfit is reportedly ready to offer Everton a club record £13m for Klaassen.
But that would mean the Goodison club taking a £10m hit on the midfielder after just one season.
Huddersfield are financially strong enough to outbid the Germans for him and other Premier League clubs are understood to be interested in a deal.’
So, Everton, as per the original claims today, have agreed to sell Klaassen for €15m, which works out to be about £13.3m, but Huddersfield are considering paying £10m more… why?
Everton may prefer their player leaves the country, but that wouldn’t mean Huddersfield having to pay so much more and they would surely go in with the same as Werder.
And given his first season at the club, it’s doubtful the Toffees have genuine aims to get all their money back.
It makes no sense.