Everton: 5 worst signings under Farhad Moshiri as takeover talks continue

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Davy Klassen left Everton after just one season

2. Davy Klassen

Davy Klassen’s signing was part of the ridiculous £100 million splash during the summer of 2017. Klassen was signed from Ajax for a fee of £23.6 million, signing a five year deal with the Merseysiders.

It is a bit harsh to adjudge Klassen as one of the worst signings based on how little he played for the Toffees but when he did get a chance, he rarely made an impact. Klassen will be considered as one of the worst signings for the abhorrent planning that was in place during that transfer window where Everton ended up signing four players with similar profiles.

Klassen, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Wayne Rooney and Nikola Vlasic were suited to play in the attacking midfield role and to date, it is a mystery as to why the Toffees ended up signing three attacking midfielders in the same transfer window. Of course, Klassen was comfortable playing in central midfield too but his best came out when deployed in spaces behind the striker.

He was sold after just one season to Werder Bremen with the Toffees suffering a 50% loss. Klassen never really got the hang of the Premier League, lacking the pace and physical attributes needed to flourish in the English Top Flight.