As reported by the BBC, Everton midfielder Davy Klaassen could be on the verge of a January deadline day exit after Serie A club Napoli opened talks on a potential loan deal.
The Netherlands international only joined the club last summer, after making a reported £23.6m switch from Eredivisie giants Ajax.
However, he’s struggled to win a place in the Everton first team and has made only four Premier League appearances all season. He hasn’t featured for Sam Allardyce at all since a UEFA Europa League tie in December.
Everton’s high transfer spend was seen as ambitious last summer but many of the moves have not worked out, with the club confirming on Tuesday evening that Sandro Ramirez will also be leaving on loan, subject to a medical.
That’s led to frustration for supporters, who see this latest reported potential exit as a sign of mismanagement by the club.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the situation…
— George Gibson (@George_Gibson9) January 30, 2018
Klaassen and Sandro might well not be good enough & the early signs certainly showed that, but surely the game time they’ve been given isn’t enough to make an overall judgement. #EFC
— David Downie (@daviddownie17) January 30, 2018
— Fakhrul. (@supernaturalbro) January 30, 2018
— Kristian Bright (@KristianBright) January 30, 2018
Question: how is a player like Klaassen, apparently so inept he can’t get in the Everton team, good enough to play for Napoli? Is it the inept management at Goodison? #efc
— Mark Jefford (@mjefford) January 30, 2018
I refuse to believe Schneiderlin is showing more on the pitch than Klaassen is in training. #EFC
— Ell Bretland (@EllBretland) January 30, 2018
Allowing Davy Klaassen and Sandro to leave when the Premier League is known to be difficult for players in the first season. That's Everton. The fans made up they're both leaving have short memories. They were amazing when they signed remember. #EFC
— Liam G (@liamg1878) January 30, 2018
I don't want Klaassen to leave… I believe his second season will be much better, he'll have learnt a hell of a lot this year. Let's face it he hasn't been given a real chance of late.
Keep him @Everton
— ConsiderTheLillies #FBPE🇪🇺#WATON (@Maria20131967) January 31, 2018
The Premier League has been working very hard recently, so we don’t mind that it’s going to put its feet up this weekend and have a little rest. When it triumphantly returns on Tuesday, we’ve got a very tempting outright win Accy for you to consider, which benefits from LeoVegas enhanced odds. For the more adventurous bettors, we’ve also put together Championship fourfold that will pay incredibly long odds—check it out and let us know what you think of our coupon proposals!