Klaassen has joined the Premier League club until June 2022 for 27 million euros, while Pickford has also signed a five-year deal for an initial fee of 25 million pounds.
He also helped the Dutch side to reach this year’s Europa League final, where they lost to Manchester United.
Attacking midfielder Klaassen was persuaded to join Everton by their renowned Dutch coach Ronald Koeman. “He’s an honest guy, we talked about the club, about the way he wants to play, and that gave me a positive feeling,” Klaassen told Everton TV.
“It’s difficult to leave
Klaassen has 14 caps after making his
“He has already captained
Pickford, who got his first call-up to
Speaking about his move to Merseyside, the 23-year-old told the team website (www.evertonfc.com): “It’s a great club, a massive club and I think it’s a great opportunity and the right time for me to come to Everton and show what I can do.”
Pickford, whose fee which could rise to 30 million pounds based on team and individual performances, is in
Everton finished seventh in the Premier League last term and qualified for the Europa League third qualifying round.