Report: Everton in talks with European duo, one was in Liverpool on Sunday
By Harvey Byrne
Everton are in talks with European attacking duo Sandro Ramirez and Davy Klaassen, according to a report.
The Guardian has claimed that the Toffees are looking to make their first additions of the summer window and are currently in negotiations with the Malaga striker and Ajax captain, with the former even spotted in Liverpool on Sunday.
It is detailed that Ramirez, 21, would cost as little as £5.3million with a buy-out clause currently inserted into his contract at the La Liga club.
Meanwhile, Klaassen, 24, is expected to cost around £25million with Ajax receiving an approach from “other European clubs” as well as Everton.
However, it is also understood that the attacking midfielder is open to a move to the Premier League and that manager Ronald Koeman scouted his Dutch compatriot “several times” in the last campaign.
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It is further stated that the addition of Klaassen would also cast further doubt to academy graduate Ross Barkley’s future at the club with there not yet being any development on his contract which is set to expire next summer.
Both Klaassen and Ramirez were standout players in Europe last season and would surely be a big statement of intent from the Toffees if they did move to Merseyside.
Football Insider verdict:
Both Klaassen and Ramirez would be real coups for Everton this summer. It is slightly surprising that there aren’t other clubs challenging the Toffees for the signing of Ramirez at his pricing with there currently being a drought of good strikers, who are also priced suitably. Meanwhile, Klaassen was a key component of Ajax reaching the Europa League final in the last campaign and if Koeman can use his legendary status in Holland to seal this deal then it will be another huge sign of progression for the club following the takeover of Farhad Moshiri.
In other Everton transfer news, the Toffees could prove an obstacle for West Ham securing this £17million attacker deal.