Everton, June 16: English football club Everton has announced the signings of attacking midfielder Davy Klaassen from Ajax and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford from Sunderland.
While Dutch intertiol Klassen was on Thursday signed for a transfer fee of 27 million euros ($30.17 million), Everton paid Sunderland 25 million pound ($31.92 million). Both the players have been contracted for five years.
“I’ve walked around the training ground and talked with a few people and it feels good. I spoke a few weeks ago with Rold Koeman about Everton,” Klaassen said in a statement posted on Everton website.
“I wanted to come here and check if this was the right club for me and since I came here I feel so happy. It’s a great club.”
Klaassen, 24-year-old, had been associated with Ajax since his boyhood days and was the captain of the club for the last two years and led them to the Europa Cup fil this season where they eventually lost to Manchester United. Klaassen scored 49 goals in his 163 appearances for the Dutch club.
“The moment that I spoke with the coach directly I got a good feeling. He’s an honest guy, we talked about the Club, about the way he wants to play and that gave me a positive feeling,” Klassen said. IANS