Everton boss Sam Allardyce has slammed one of his players after they rejected a deadline day move which could have been beneficial for the club.
That player comes in the form of former Ajax star Davy Klaassen who was the subject of interest from Napoli on deadline day.
The Italian giants were looking to do a deal but it quickly became apparent that there were issues in the way.
The biggest issue looks to be that Napoli wanted 100% of the player’s image rights for his time there, something which the player and his agent reportedly rejected.
Now, Allardyce has claimed that he would have moved to Napoli even if it meant losing money to get minutes on the pitch.
‘I just think the opportunity for him to go out on loan was missed by everybody that wanted a player of his calibre,’ he explained.
‘I don’t know the exact reason why it didn’t happen. I am not actually sure of the full detail of it, but it didn’t seem the normal sort of problem to stop a transfer going through.
‘If I’m sat in that position and have an agent, the agent works for me, not the other way round. So for me, it would never have been a financial decision.
‘Even if I was losing money I’d be going, but that’s me – because I’d want to play football.
‘I wasn’t involved in the negotiation because I was too busy with my players getting ready for the game.
‘So you’d have to speak to his agent really and find out why it didn’t happen because I’m not sure as a football club we know.
‘It was all down to the agent and Napoli really, that was the bottom line, it was nothing to do with us.’