That's the contention of The Mirror who claim that Koeman made a "secret" scouting trip to watch Klaassen in Ajax's impressive Europa League first-leg win over Lyon and wants to install the 24-year-old in a No.10 role at Goodison Park.
The report suggests that in addition to a £10m swoop for Klaassen, Everton are also weighing up a £25m bid for central defender Romagnoli who is still only 22 but has now been capped five times by Italy.
Original Source: The Mirror
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1 Posted 08/05/2017 at 07:24:25
Imagine we will be linked with over 100 players this summer and end up bringing in 4-7? More perhaps if Barkley and/or Lukaku leave.
Pictures of Koeman at Malaga vs Celta last night with suggestions he was watching Malaga striker Sandro who's bagged a few goals this season and has a cheapish release clause.
2 Posted 08/05/2017 at 08:32:59
3 Posted 08/05/2017 at 09:04:34
It's good to have a wish list and I hope the board can prove me wrong. But I fear that a lot of the speculation is created by players' agents to let the big spenders know that their man is looking around.
Being old-fashioned, I'd like to get back to the old days when your club announced a press conference and there was the new signing. Sometimes a big name you'd get excited about, other times Jim Pearson. Either way, it was less frustrating than the 24/7 rumour mill.
4 Posted 08/05/2017 at 09:08:26
Players in... okay, but the same errors: 'keepers and centre-backs can't deal with crosses; full-backs can't prevent crosses; midfield can't see a pass or make a telling pass; sideways, triangular, backwards lazy passing; strikers always on their heels not alive to situations, don't attack the ball when crosses come in.
Watching the highlights of the games last night of the so-called top teams it's all the same.
5 Posted 08/05/2017 at 09:39:02
6 Posted 08/05/2017 at 10:09:02
7 Posted 08/05/2017 at 10:30:22
8 Posted 08/05/2017 at 11:52:06
9 Posted 08/05/2017 at 12:22:48
I see they've both been spotted watching Sandro of Malaga and chatting with his agent. A nice potential early deal, very unlike Everton!
10 Posted 08/05/2017 at 12:36:40
If it's not in The Times, The Guardian, or The Telegraph then don't give it the time of day gents. The red tops literally just make it up.
11 Posted 08/05/2017 at 13:01:30
I would imagine the young lad himself would prefer to stay in Italy and fight for his international place there. Though it looks like Milan won't be in Europe next season as they lost again at home to Roma 1-4 and are 6 points behind Atlanta with 3 games left.
I think we as fans need to realise that we will have to expect to pay huge fees for any decent players we bring in and not be having the attitude "Oh he was not worth that much". At least we're in Europe (or so far the qualifiers) which will be one attractive thing for potential signings.
12 Posted 08/05/2017 at 14:16:40
13 Posted 08/05/2017 at 14:23:42
Actually, the way Williams has played this season, we need two centre-backs and, if Barkley goes, probably two attacking midfielders also. I would like to see all four of those with us.
14 Posted 08/05/2017 at 15:12:46
I'd like to see Keane and Gibson come into the centre but only because I think we'll get out-muscled on Koulibaly and Van Dijk.
15 Posted 08/05/2017 at 15:20:35
16 Posted 08/05/2017 at 15:27:28
17 Posted 08/05/2017 at 15:37:47
18 Posted 08/05/2017 at 15:42:04
19 Posted 08/05/2017 at 15:42:06
20 Posted 08/05/2017 at 15:57:12
Either that lad has had one of the worst seasons of his young career or this is a load of tosh.
21 Posted 08/05/2017 at 15:57:35
Having said that, he would be a decent addition and fits the type of game Koeman likes to play. He is very professional, no Andy Alehouse or Royston Rumhole here. He is captain of Ajax who do not really need the money, I can't imagine he will go for only £10m, £25m at least I reckon.
22 Posted 08/05/2017 at 16:34:34
Living here in Spain, I see a lot of Sandro on the tele and have seen him live at Granada last month.
Sandro is a product of the famed Barcelona 'La Masia' academy & having been a squad member decided not to renew his contract and go to Malaga on a free.
He accepted that when Barcelona signed Luis Suarez, to play alongside Neymar and Messi he was unlikely to get much game time.
He scored 2 cracking goals for Malaga at Granada to give them the win. He is good with both feet, can play on each wing, as a lone striker or as a Number 10.
Well worth a punt at only 6 million buy out clause.
23 Posted 08/05/2017 at 17:03:55
Probably Sandro given they were at a Malaga match who would be a very Walsh-esque signing at a paltry 6m. (I figure transfer prices have almost doubled in the last 2-3 years for Premier League clubs so 6m is like the old 3m!)
24 Posted 08/05/2017 at 17:38:47
25 Posted 08/05/2017 at 18:42:29
Buy out clause of only €6m?? We paid almost triple that for Niasse ffs!! If that's true, we should be getting this lad signed up regardless of what happens to Lukaku or Barkley.
26 Posted 09/05/2017 at 00:36:15
I've seen him on tv a couple of times and I was impressed on both occasions. If the fee is that low, we should go for him. If he happens not to fit in, we can always loan him out to Hull, or even Preston.
27 Posted 09/05/2017 at 02:54:06
28 Posted 09/05/2017 at 05:03:35
29 Posted 09/05/2017 at 05:11:54
30 Posted 09/05/2017 at 07:57:08
31 Posted 09/05/2017 at 08:36:53
32 Posted 09/05/2017 at 08:56:49
33 Posted 09/05/2017 at 09:12:46
34 Posted 09/05/2017 at 11:04:49
A very telling comment from Matt Law (Sunday Supplement), "I haven't been told this by any club officials but I have a feeling." So, in other words, he's guessing!!
35 Posted 09/05/2017 at 12:00:40
36 Posted 09/05/2017 at 12:19:32
37 Posted 09/05/2017 at 12:34:46
38 Posted 09/05/2017 at 12:47:46
He's done well considering how hard that is at this level. I'm a fan of effectiveness not prettiness; I don't care how it looks.
39 Posted 09/05/2017 at 12:48:33
40 Posted 09/05/2017 at 13:03:49
Let's face it though, most clubs with some money to spend will be linked to anyone and everyone over the next few months and a lot of it will just be media guessing.
41 Posted 10/05/2017 at 17:04:43
It would be interesting to see if a totally fabricated, transfer related 'story' raised on TW makes it to the mainstream media, that could be fun – a progression of the Riquelme story.
42 Posted 11/05/2017 at 20:36:10
Just saw the cheeky chip shot finish in the Europa League semi-final. Absolute fantastic finish. Get him in!
43 Posted 11/05/2017 at 21:54:52
Get Davison Sanchez... Absolute beast of a CB! I'd take so many players from that team!
44 Posted 11/05/2017 at 21:57:59
45 Posted 12/05/2017 at 10:41:52
Not convinced about Dolberg's work-rate, though.
46 Posted 12/05/2017 at 23:16:13
And how about Ianis Hagi as a "development project". If he turns out half as good as his old man then he'll be something special. Currently at Fiorentina and only 18, so a work in progress.
47 Posted 12/05/2017 at 23:20:44
48 Posted 15/05/2017 at 17:26:50
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