Davy Klaassen’s transition from Ajax to Werder Bremen is almost complete. The clubs have reached an agreement on a transfer fee for the 27-year-old midfielder, Werder Bremen said on Sunday.
Varying performances with Werder
It is said that this involves an amount of 11 million euros. Via bonuses, this can go up to 14 million euros.
“A transfer is imminent”, Frank Baumann, sports director of Werder Bremen confirms. “Only the last details and formalities still have to be completed.”
There has been speculation for some time about Klaassen’s return to the Johan Cruijff ArenA. Ajax coach Erik ten Hag confirmed during his press talk on Friday that negotiations were taking place.
Klaassen went through Ajax’s youth academy and made his debut in the main force in November 2011. Since then, he has played 180 official games, scoring 55 goals and assisting 38 times.
The sixteen-time Orange-international became champion three times with Ajax and was in the Europa League final with the team from Amsterdam in 2017. A month later he moved to Everton, but in England he was not successful.
Davy Klaassen made his debut at Ajax in November 2011 during the Champions League match with Olympique Lyon. (Photo: Pro Shots)
After a disappointing season, Klaassen signed with Werder Bremen in the summer of 2018, where he did play in the team. In his first year, Werder finished eighth in the Bundesliga and last year he narrowly escaped relegation with the club.
After goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, defender Sean Klaiber, midfielder Mohammed Kudus and attacker Antony, Klaassen is Ajax’s fifth and most likely last summer acquisition.