Everton manager Sam Allardyce has spoken out on the future of Dutch midfielder Davy Klaassen as interest from Serie A side Napoli emerges, according to a report.
The Mirror has revealed that Klaassen is wanted by the Italian side and could make a surprise switch to Maurizio Sarri’s side.
The 24-year-old has not featured for the Toffees in the Premier League since September – under previous manager Ronald Koeman – and there have been persistent rumours that the attacker would be shown the exit door at Goodison Park.
And judging by Big Sam’s latest comments it would seem that the end is nigh for the £23.6million former Ajax star, at least temporarily.
“Because he has never appeared on the subs bench it would be better benefit for him and the club if he moved on just on loan,” Allardyce said in the Daily Star.
“He is quite willing to sit and stay and fight for his place but at this moment he is better going out and playing some football.
“I think that would benefit him and give him the opportunity to play.”
Turkish giants Fenerbahce are the one club who have been consistently linked with a move for the Dutch player throughout January and this would certainly be an option for Klaassen, whose career has dramatically plummeted since his £23.6million arrival from Ajax. Allardyce seems completely reluctant to offer the midfield any other competitive action than cup games, so it would seem that in order for the player to get more minutes under his belt, he will have to look elsewhere for temporary or permanent options. The 24-year-old is still young and has plenty of time to reignite a career that has stalled on Merseyside.
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