By Danny Wright
Istanbul giants Fenerbahce are plotting a swoop for Everton flop Davy Klaassen in January, according to a report.
Turkish news outlet Sporx claims that Fenerbahce are looking at making a loan move for Klasssen, 24, until the end of the season after he has so far failed to settle into life at Goodison Park.
The Netherlands international only moved to Everton in the summer for a fee of £24million from Ajax, but has struggled to find form and has not played a Premier League game since September.
It is understood that Everton would want European giants Fenerbahce to pay a £2.2million loan fee to snap up the playmaker until the end of the season, a mere fraction of what was paid on him in his move from Amsterdam.
Klaassen has made just 11 appearances across all competitions since joining the Toffees and has been completely left out of the matchday squad for the last two league games by caretaker manager David Unsworth.
Football Insider Verdict
Everton are being way too over-dramatic about Klaassen’s poor form. Hardly any of the first-team players have enjoyed good starts to the campaign but it just seems like the Dutchman is an easy target for the senior staff to cast away because he has only just arrived in the Premier League. Not all foreign imports hit the ground running and it may still take some time for Klaassen to fit in. Unsworth hasn’t given him a minute of football since he took charge, which is quite baffling when Ronald Koeman wasn’t getting the best out of his players. The Toffees should not let him leave Goodison, on loan or permanently, it’s way too early to make any judgments.
In other Everton news, the Toffees have tabled an offer worth £8.5million for this European boss.