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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - DECEMBER 18: Davy Klaassen of Ajax reacts to mised chance on goal during the Eredivisie match between Ajax Amsterdam and PSV Eindhoven held at Amsterdam Arena on December 18, 2016 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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Davy Klaassen has completed his transfer from Ajax to Everton, penning a five-year deal with his new club.

News that the switch had gone through came via the Toffee’s official website.

The move means Klaassen leaves the Dutch giants after 13 years, as he moved to the Ajax academy in 2004. The midfielder went on to captain the Amsterdam outfit and won three league titles during his time with the team.

Everton will provide the 24-year-old with the opportunity to test himself at a higher level and in a new division. Klaassen, in fairness, has earned that chance.

In the Eredivisie in 2016-17, the midfielder netted an impressive 14 goals and grabbed nine assists last term, excelling at the hub of a vibrant young team.

Per WhoScored.com, that’s a haul no other midfielder in the league could match:

Additionally, the Netherlands international has shown brilliant leadership from the middle of the park, helping Ajax progress into last season’s UEFA Europa League final.

As we can see here, he was often the senior figure in a juvenile outfit:

Klaassen was always seeking to take responsibility as a result. On the ball he’s a sound performer, able to distribute intelligently and dribble his way out of tight spaces. But his game, in the main, is about attacking from midfield.

Indeed, in the midfield trio at Ajax, he was the man most likely to break forward in support of Kasper Dolberg and seek to get on the end of chances in the box. Klaassen is a tremendous finisher and composed when shifting the ball in and around the penalty area.

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 02: Davy Klaassen of Ajax reacts to a missed chance on goal during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Ajax Amsterdam and Feyenoord at Amsterdam ArenA on April 2, 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulo

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As noted by Patrick Boyland of The Blue Room, it means the arrival of Klaassen would most likely need to be supplemented by the Toffees:

Klaassen may not be a quintessential Ajax graduate in terms of technique and flair, but he’s showcased the focus, determination and instincts needed to be a big success elsewhere. 

He is not a footballer who will conjure an opportunity out of nothing, nor is he likely to breeze past a couple of defenders and lash a shot into the top corner. Still, he’s got the attributes needed to be a decisive asset for his new club.

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