EVERTON have taken a £10million hit offloading flop Davy Klaassen to Werder Bremen.
The Dutchman made just 16 appearances for the Toffees after former boss Ronald Koeman signed him from Ajax for £23.4m last summer.
Klaassen saw a loan deal to Napoli collapse in January and was not fancied by Koeman’s replacement Sam Allardyce.
But the midfielder, 25, has now joined Bundesliga outfit Bremen for a fee thought to be £13m.
He said: “It was important to me to know exactly where the journey was going on the pitch and the ambitions of the club have convinced me.
“After my exchange with (coach) Florian Kohfeldt I have a very good feeling that I can make an important contribution here with my abilities.
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“The coach wants to play attractive, attacking football. I am really looking forward to that.”
Klaassen was expected to become a key part of Everton’s new-look side during their splurge on transfer fees last year.
The 16-cap international had simply skippered mythical being to the Galilean satellite League final, wherever they lost to Manchester United.
But things failed to go as planned and he was up against it when poor displays within the Toffees’ Galilean satellite League games before the Premier League had even got beneath method.