Everton supporters have been in fine voice in the Transfer Tavern in the last few days after seeing their side get back to winning ways in the Premier League courtesy of a 2-1 success over Leicester City on Wednesday night.
Sam Allardyce’s men went into their clash with the Foxes having failed to win any of their preceding six league games, with three draws and three losses somewhat bringing the threat of relegation back into play. Nonetheless, the Toffees put more distance between themselves and the bottom three as a Theo Walcott brace inspired them to victory over Claude Puel’s Leicester, who did get one back through Jamie Vardy late on but were ultimately unable to find an equaliser.
Subsequently, there have been many thrilled Evertonians in the Tavern in recent times, and they are likely to be interested by a recent report from The Liverpool Echo, which sheds some light on why Everton midfielder Davy Klaassen failed to seal a deadline day move to Napoli.
The 24-year-old made the move to Goodison Park over the summer following a richly successful time at Dutch giants Ajax, yet things simply haven’t worked out for the Netherlands international on Merseyside, with just 13 appearances to show for his efforts so far this term.
As such, it looked as though the midfielder would make the move to Serie A title contenders Napoli on deadline day, yet reports suggest that a problem with image rights was the cause for a proposed loan move to break down.
Thus, Klaassen will remain at Everton until the end of the season, but whether he is indeed able to force his way into Allardyce’s plans very much remains to be seen.
Landlord’s verdict: Davy Klaassen’s six-month stint at Everton has been anything but successful, with the 24-year-old unable to replicate his fine Ajax form on Merseyside.
The Netherlands international has managed just 13 appearances for the Toffees so far this term and hasn’t featured for the club at all in 2018, so it’s perhaps unsurprising that the midfielder was close to a deadline day move away from Goodison Park.
However, a move to Serie A title challengers Napoli broke down on the final day of the window, and recent reports have shed light on the reason why, namely issues with the player’s image rights.
Thus, Klaassen will now have to try and force his way into manager Sam Allardyce’s plans in the second half of the season.
Everton fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!