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Everton sign Klaassen from Ajax

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Last Updated: 15/06/17 10:08pm

Davy Klaassen has joined Everton for a £23.6m fee

Davy Klaassen has joined Everton for a £23.6m fee

Davy Klaassen has joined Everton for a £23.6m fee

Everton have made Ajax captain Davy Klaassen their second big-money signing of the day.

The 24-year-old attacking midfielder underwent a medical at Finch Farm on Wednesday and has agreed a five-year contract, having been signed for a fee of £23.6m.

Klaassen is fresh from an outstanding 2016/17 season, having scored 16 times as Ajax reached the Europa League final and finished second in the Eredivisie.

Klaassen (right) captained Ajax to the Europa League final last season

Klaassen (right) captained Ajax to the Europa League final last season

Klaassen (right) captained Ajax to the Europa League final last season

And he has also established himself as a regular member of the Dutch national side – he now has 14 caps to his name and has scored four times.

Everton completed the £30m club record signing of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford earlier on Thursday and the arrival of Klaassen is a further statement of intent from last season’s seventh-place Premier League finishers.

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