Davy Klaassen’s Everton nightmare could come to a temporary end before Wednesday night’s deadline, according to Sam Allardyce.

The Dutch international was the Blues’ second arrival of the summer window, signing for a fee reported to be around the £24 million mark.

Klaassen has mustered up a total of 180 minutes of playing time in the Premier League this campaign, his last league appearance came in September’s 2-1 win over Bournemouth.

The former Ajax skipper has only made the cut in one match day squad since Allardyce’s appointment, that coming on the night Craig Shakespeare took charge of Everton’s dead rubber Europa League clash against Apollon Limassol.

When questioned on Klaassen’s future, Allardyce said: “Because he’s never appeared on the subs bench I think it would benefit him and the club if he moved on – just on loan.

“Because maybe next season he might be good enough. You look at how many players don’t make it in the first season from abroad and there’s hundreds and hundreds of them.

“He’s quite willing to sit and stay and fight for his place but maybe at this stage it might be better if he goes and plays some football. I think that would benefit him and give him the opportunity to play – and then a full pre-season next season and you wait and see.

“All I can say is there are hundreds and hundreds of players who don’t work in year one – and every football club in the Premier League has had lots and lots of players who in the first year don’t get to the level they thought.

“That’s been the case with Davy, which is unfortunate for us and unfortunate for him, because the high expectations which came with him.

 

“But I think to get games in and rebuild confidence a loan would be the best way for the club and the best way for Davy, if that’s possible.”

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Eggs
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Barnfred 55

Eggs. You could even argue that we had NO transfer strategy.

…I don’t think many would argue with that, Fred. I suggest that’s increasingly apparent. The concern is that Walsh sanctioned all transfers and had the power to veto any he was unhappy with.

PaulieMc
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The lad clearly isn't goin anywhere. He is content to play the long game because he's young, has a fat contract and most importantly, he knows Allardyce probably won't be here long.

He's not been given a chance in his proper position at all and where are all these "he's crap in training" shouts coming from? Based on what, what Allardyce said? Allardyce thinks Cuco Martina is a decent defender and that Schneiderlin is our best CM for Christ's sake.

Hopefully next season is a completely new start for him and the club as a whole.

Barnfred 55
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Eggs

…no matter how this is dressed up, it’s a reflection of a very poor transfer strategy.

Eggs. You could even argue that we had NO transfer strategy.

Prevenger17
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Barnfred 55

It's been hard for the lad, what with our midfield being so boss and everything.

lollollollol

Toffee-nerd
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Kenshin Imagine signing a Europa league finalist captain for 25 million, with loads of goals and assists, never playing him or even giving him a chance in a team lacking in both goals and assists. Then cry he has no confidence 5 months later Another example of how bad the club has got. I'm a big Davy fan but having a dig at the club is just as harsh as a dig at the player as he's not forced his way in to a very bad side either. It just hasn't worked out so far. Means nothing though as generally… Read more »