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Klaassen relieved to move on from Everton nightmare


By Staff Reporter

Everton misfit Davy Klaassen believes he has found a club where he can fit in having signed for Werder Bremen just a year after moving to Goodison Park.

The Holland international was one of last summer's arrivals under Ronald Koeman but struggled to adapt to English football, and when his compatriot was sacked in October, chances became limited.

Of his 16 appearances for the Toffees, just three of which were Premier League starts, only five came after Koeman's departure.

After concluding a move to Germany for a reported £12m - half what Everton paid for him - Klaassen is looking to rebuild his career.

"It was important to me to know exactly where the journey was going on the pitch and the ambitions of the club have convinced me," he said.

"After my exchange with (coach) Florian Kohfeldt I have a very good feeling that I can make an important contribution here with my abilities.

"The coach wants to play attractive, offensive football. I am really looking forward to this."

Kohfeldt said: "He will be an absolute fixture in our game."

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