Everton completes signing of Davy Klaassen from Ajax for fee of €27m

The 24-year-old becomes Everton’s second signing ahead of the 2017-18 campaign, quickly following in the footsteps of Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford who also joined on Thursday.

The Netherlands international came through the ranks of the Ajax youth academy and made his official first-team debut in a Champions League encounter with Lyon in November 2011.

He has since gone on to make 180 appearances in all competitions over the past six seasons, winning three Eredivisie titles in the process.

The attacking midfielder, who was Ajax captain for the past two seasons, netted an impressive 20 goals in 50 appearances in all competitions in 2016-17 as Ajax finished runners-up in the Eredivisie and reached the Europa League final, where Manchester United proved to be too strong.

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