Davy Klaassen (r.) will be looking to make his mark at Werder Bremen after a frustrating season at Everton alongside Wayne Rooney (l.), now of DC United. - © imago
Davy Klaassen (r.) will be looking to make his mark at Werder Bremen after a frustrating season at Everton alongside Wayne Rooney (l.), now of DC United. - © imago
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Davy Klaassen: 5 things on Werder Bremen's new Dutch master

Whisper it quietly, but Werder Bremen's signing of Davy Klaassen from Everton could prove to be one of the most inspired transfers of the summer.

But who exactly is the Dutch attacking midfielder nicknamed "cheese straw" due to his slight build and bright blonde hair? bundesliga.com has the essentials…

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1) 42-second impact

Born in the city of Hilversum, approximately 20 miles south of the Dutch capital of Amsterdam, Klaassen started playing football at the age of four and was recruited into the Ajax academy when he was 11.

Just seven years later, after working his way up through the ranks and representing the Netherlands at youth level, he made his senior debut for the club in a 0-0 draw against Olympique Lyon in the UEFA Champions League on 22 November 2011. A week later he made his Eredivisie bow, coming on as an 81st-minute substitute against NEC and scoring just 42 seconds later to round out a 3-0 win.

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