Supporters of Everton have been discussing Davy Klassen on social media and explained how they expected much more from the Dutchman.
On Tuesday, @grandoldteam posed the question to supporters over which transfer they were excited about, but they ‘flattered to deceive’, which had many discussing their former midfielder.
Everton transfers you thought would do great but they flattered to deceive… Go. pic.twitter.com/YGljBc7Eht
— GrandOldTeam (@grandoldteam) March 24, 2020
100% number 1 got to be davy boy
— Father Dougal McGuire (@McguireFather) March 24, 2020
Not good in the prem mate – looked lost and physically nowhere near it
— Paul Dwyer (@pdefc84) March 24, 2020
I was convinced Klaassen would be a success, but I have to go back to my childhood and think of Joe Harper, David Smallman, Rod Belfitt.
— Paul Tran (@paultrantrainer) March 24, 2020
Do you believe that Davy Klaassen was given a fair chance while at Goodison Park?
No, he deserved more time
Yes, he just wasn't good enough
The now Werder Bremen man spent just one year with the Toffees between 2017 and 2018, having arrived from Ajax and departing Goodison Park for his current Bundesliga side (per Transfermarkt).
In Everton blue, Klaassen made just 16 appearances, during which he scored zero goals and assisted once (per Transfermarkt), leaving many to rue what could have been.
Obvs gonna be a few, but I think you’ve hit the nail on the head w/ Davy straight away there.
— samhargreaves94 (@samhargreaves94) March 24, 2020
I was gutted about Klaasen.. I honestly thought he was what we needed at the time
— Matt Campbell (@mattycampbell44) March 24, 2020
I thought klaasen was going to be the next dennis bergkamp! Also Rooney.
— Paul Jones (@PJones213) March 24, 2020
Sandro and Klassen. I thought they would be superstars. No brainers. Shockingly opposite result ????
— Sebastian Ferns (@sebastian_ferns) March 24, 2020
What do we think?
While it is clear to see that many Everton supporters believe the former Ajax man to have flattered to deceive, there is also a fair portion that believes the Dutchman did not get enough opportunities at Goodison Park.
After scoring 55 goals and bagging 38 assists in 180 appearances for Ajax (per Transfermarkt), it is hard to disagree with the argument that 16 appearances for the Toffees in one season was not enough to judge the 27-year-old’s talents properly.