Everton complete Klaassen signing from Ajax

Davy Klaassen
Davy Klaassen

Everton have completed the £23.6m signing of Ajax captain Davy Klaassen on a five-year deal.

The Netherlands midfielder, 24, has made 163 appearances, scoring 49 goals, since his debut for Ajax in 2011, winning three Eredivisie titles. “It is difficult to leave Ajax but I think this is a good step for me now,” Klaassen told Everton’s website.

Everton earlier signed Jordan Pickford, 23, from Sunderland for £25m – a British record fee for a goalkeeper.

The 2016 Dutch footballer of the year skippered the Ajax side that lost to Manchester United in last season’s Europa League final.

The Toffees have also been strongly linked with a £16m move for AC Milan striker M’Baye Niang.

The 22-year-old had a spell on loan in the Premier League at Watford last season.

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