Everton sign Davy Klaassen from Ajax

Ronald Koeman's side have secured the Dutchman's signing for just under €27m

BY Cian Roche 14:00 Friday 16 June 2017, 14:00 16 Jun 2017

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Everton have completed the signing of Ajax captain Davy Klaassen for €27m, with the 24-year-old becoming the Premier League club's second major signing of the summer.

The Dutch international joins former Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford at the club and Klaassen said he got a "positive feeling" from the club before joining.

"I’ve walked around the training ground and talked with a few people and it feels good," Klaassen told evertontv.

"I spoke a few weeks ago with Ronald Koeman about Everton. I wanted to come here and check if this was the right club for me and since I came here I feel so happy. It’s a great club.

"The moment that I spoke with the manager directly I got a good feeling. He’s an honest guy, we talked about the club, about the way he wants to play and that gave me a positive feeling."

He added: "I talked to him about the club and everything we want to achieve and he was really positive. It’s difficult to leave Ajax but I think this is a good step for me now and I’m really looking forward to my time here."

Klaassen arrives from the Europa League finalists and pens a five-year deal with Everton. Last term, he scored 16 goals for the Eredivisie side as Ajax finished second behind Dirk Kuyt's Feyenoord.

"I’m delighted we’ve been able to bring Davy to Everton," Koeman said of the signing.

"He’s a player who is only 24 but has a lot of experience and is a leader on the pitch. He has already captained Ajax for two seasons and that shows you the type of person he is."

 

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