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Besiktas interested in Klaassen loan deal

| Monday, 04 June 2018 20comments  |  Jump to last
Besiktas are exploring the possibility of taking Davy Klaassen on an initial loan deal from Everton, according to Sky Sports sources.

The 25-year-old midfielder endured a difficult first season at Goodison Park following a high-profile, £24m transfer from Ajax and failed to start a game for the Blues after December last year.

A proposed move to Napoli collapsed at the last minute in January and he has been linked with a move away from Everton again this summer, although it's possible he could get a second chance to impress under the Blues' new management team of Marcel Brands, a compatriot of Klaassen's, and Marco Silva.

Sky say that Besiktas, who sold Cenk Tosun to Everton in the last transfer window, would be keen to take the Dutch international on loan for the coming season with a view to making it a permanent deal.



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John Graham
1 Posted 04/06/2018 at 18:32:54
Got to be a permanent transfer or nothing.

I would prefer him to have a chance for a fresh start with the new management. He was a good player at Ajax so maybe it was just our style of play he wasn't used to.

Good luck, Davy.

Chris James
2 Posted 04/06/2018 at 18:51:03
Don't we get routinely screwed over by Turkish clubs in transfer business?
Tony Everan
3 Posted 04/06/2018 at 18:53:12
Loan deals, Turkish clubs, avoid.

When it comes to making it permanent the deal will change.

I echo John (#1), permanent deal or nothing. They've got plenty from the Cenk deal and did they get Champions League money too?

James Hopper
4 Posted 04/06/2018 at 19:39:53
Send a £24m player out on loan? Why?

Either use him or sell him. A loan offers no benefits to us other than, maybe, a few quid temporarily off the wage bill.

Lev Vellene
5 Posted 04/06/2018 at 19:58:30
We need a new basic plan. Within that plan, Klaassen will hopefully work well!

He's shown proper signs from early on, but he's not a natural tackler. His forte is to receive the ball, then play it where it needs to go. Too many times, I've seen no Everton players move anywhere expected, but mostly staying where they were when they made the first pass...

I think Klaassen could very well fit into a Silva line-up, but as even some of his compatriots have said, he'll have to consciously step it up to work well in the Premier League! You could occasionally glide by on 60% in the Eredivisie, but you need to go 100% every game in the Premier League to succeed!

Bobby Thomas
6 Posted 04/06/2018 at 19:58:51
James (#4),

Perhaps there's no interest at the fee we may be looking to recoup. Especially when you consider the amount we have just shelled.

How much do you think we'd get? From who? We were the only club interested in the first place. Even in the best case scenario, we are looking at a ٣ - 10 million loss. Sell a 㿄 million player for perhaps 㾶 million one year after signing him? Why? He's on a 5-year deal.

If he is deemed surplus and there's some clubs taking the piss with bids, getting him out on loan is a very sensible option. He can get playing, rebuild his confidence, perhaps remind people that he is a decent player and drum up a bit of interest. If he does the business, we may fetch a better price than anything offered right now.

Steve Ferns
7 Posted 04/06/2018 at 20:02:13
Playing a faster-paced technical game will be best for Klaassen. Let him showcase his one-touch passes with players coached to pass and move – not stand and watch.
Derek Knox
8 Posted 04/06/2018 at 20:18:35
The trouble with loan deals is that the parent Club usually pays about half the wages, unless it is stipulated otherwise. It would only be a partial and temporary reduction in the wage bill.

Like many have mentioned, it's not as if he is a kid looking for experience. At the end of the deal, should it take place, we are back to square one, and the player is another year older.

I think as he is highly thought of in Holland, maybe would be best used as a make-weight in a deal for Lozano.

Slightly off topic but still football related, I read on MSN that Manuel Pellegrini and his wife were mugged, on a holiday back home in Santiago, Chile, when they visited a restaurant; his wife had her purse stolen.

As if that ordeal wasn't bad enough, their chagrin was further compounded when they went outside, and found his 'bathchair on bricks'.

The first part is true, couldn't resist the second bit. :-))

Nathan Ford
9 Posted 04/06/2018 at 20:32:47
Use Klaassen as bait for Lozano... maybe ٣ to 10 mill on top – he's still held with high regard in Holland?
Bobby Thomas
10 Posted 04/06/2018 at 21:11:03
Clearly, if Klaassen is to leave, then involving him as bait as part of another deal would obviously be preferable to loaning him out. I also agree that, if we did loan Klassen out, we would probably end up paying between 25 and 50% of his wages.

I was only highlighting that, if it needs to happen,then it isn't the end of the world and can actually be a positive option. During Moyes's period in charge, it worked for several players that came here.

We have signed a lot of players in the last couple of years, overpaying for many and, to compound matters, as it's the Premier League, they are on hefty wages that clubs in other leagues just cannot pay. Klaassen has already had one move collapse over terms, hasn't he?

Putting it bluntly I don't think we are going to be overwhelmed with clubs wanting to pay 㾻 million for him and he also is going to be looking at a hefty wage cut. He's got 4 years left on his deal. It's the best deal he is ever going to get. He might not be in a hurry to go anywhere.

There's more than a possibility we will end up loaning out Klaassen, or another one of our overpriced big-money flops.

Tony Everan
11 Posted 04/06/2018 at 21:55:33
The Klaassen-plus-cash-for-Lozano suggestion could possibly be a win-win for all parties.

Klaassen gets to put his career back on track. PSV get a proven player in their league plus cash. We get a pacy forward who wants a move and get to roll the dice again.

Gareth Clark
12 Posted 04/06/2018 at 22:11:49
Tony (#11),

Awful idea, completely unrealistic. If Klaassen goes back to the Eredivisie... which I highly highly doubt, he will go back to Ajax, not their rivals. Get a grip, be realistic.

Lozano is a decent option I think – and definitely gettable at a reasonable price. All depends on what we do with Sandro, Bolasie, Vlasic... And what happens with Onyekuru and his work permit. If we can get Onyekuru here, I'd rather give him a shot.

Lookman & Walcott would be my first choice wingers, with two or three fighting for competition. I'd keep Vlasic, and then choose one or two between Sandro, Bolasie & Lozano.

Peter Thistle
13 Posted 04/06/2018 at 22:56:08
We've gotta give Klaassen one more season to be given a chance to show what he can do in a team that plays a style of football that suits him. Last season was a joke "football wise", a world class player would struggle to look good with that setup.

Give him a chance under Silva and then make a decision later on. No rush to move him on, there are others that need to be sent to the knackers yard first.

Tony Everan
14 Posted 04/06/2018 at 23:31:56
Gareth #12

It is a fantastic idea that is completely realistic. It is nonsense to say players won't sign for rival teams . It happens the time and there are countless examples if it suits both parties. Pull yourself together man, re-enter the real world.

Mike Corcoran
15 Posted 05/06/2018 at 00:13:59
I'd love him to come good. The pressure has got to him so far. How many times in minimal minutes have we seen him bollocking himself for a poor touch or pass. There's something there though but he needs to get over where he's at psychologically.
Mike Gaynes
16 Posted 05/06/2018 at 01:15:31
Gareth #12, PSV and Ajax aren't deadly rivals like us and the RS – it's very competitive, but lots of players have performed for both over the years. I like Nathan's idea too.

And I'm sorry, but if you'd seriously take Onyekuru over Lozano, you need a long drink of something potent. Chucky is one of the hottest young stars in the Eredivisie. Henry had an exciting but inconsistent season in easier Belgium marked by his own manager publicly ripping him a new asshole at least twice.

I think what happens to Sandro, Bolasie and Vlasic should depend on whether we get Lozano – not the other way around. Chucky is vastly better than any of them, and far above Henry's level at this point.

Victor Yu
17 Posted 05/06/2018 at 06:10:51
Give him a chance before writing him off.
Matthew Williams
18 Posted 05/06/2018 at 13:59:52
He needs to be properly looked at by our new gaffers; we can't just be pissing away funds on new players when the ones we have not been given a fair chance to shine or have been frozen out completely.

Due diligence, please... assess then decide.

John Harrop
19 Posted 06/06/2018 at 14:53:21
Going back a couple of years ago, the highest salary in the Eredivisie was around 㿞,000 per week, so I can't see Davy Klaassen being in any great rush to return to The Netherlands.

Many fans talk about a massive clearout, but players have contracts – if they don't want to go, they won't go.

Pat Waine
20 Posted 06/06/2018 at 15:51:32
Sell, Sel,l Sell. Another big Koeman error.

He hadn't a clue. Played crap football and wasted loads of money.

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