Everton supporters will be hoping their latest summer acquisitions can make more of an impact than Davy Klaassen did when he was at the club.
£13.5m-rated (via Transfermarkt) Klaassen arrived at Goodison Park last summer following a successful season with Eredivisie giants Ajax but failed to make any relevant contribution during his short spell in Merseyside.
The 25-year-old has now moved to Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen and has since had some harsh words to say about the English game.
Speaking to Aller-Zeitung newspaper (via Sport Witness), Klaassen said: “In England, it’s all about the money – because it’s just there.
“Basically the clubs can shop as they want. In Germany, this really big money is not there. The clubs are more concerned with developing an idea, a philosophy. For me, the move to Bremen is also something of a change back to the roots of football.”
There is no denying the financial clout of the Premier League, but Klaassen is clearly bitter following his disastrous and short-lived spell in England as an Everton player.
Have a look at what Everton fans are saying on the Netherlands international below…
Was he carrying his wallet full of £3000 worth of one pound coins around the pitch with him when he played for Everton?
It looked like.
— Cy Skelly (@The_Si_Skelly) August 26, 2018
So why didn't he play for free?
— Thrillhouse (@SoundDave1981) August 26, 2018
Did he play for free ?
— Kunj Marthak (@KunjM) August 26, 2018
He just wasn't good enough.
— michael o'connell (@mikeoc77) August 27, 2018
You got 120k a week so didn’t do you too badly! You were horrific whenever you had the shirt on too
— toffee32 (@Toffeemaan) August 27, 2018
Funny last season Davy 'took' the money and now he's gone England is 'all about the money!'
— Martin Codack (@DreamWinner) August 27, 2018