Joey Barton believes Everton have signed a complete dud in Davy Klaassen

Ronald Koeman, Manager of Everton looks on during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Everton FC and Apollon Limassol at Goodison Park on September 28, 2017 in Liverpool, United...

Everton midfielder Davy Klaassen has failed to impress during his time at Goodison Park so far.

Joey Barton of Rangers  during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Joey Barton has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, which was broadcast on 2nd October on TalkSPORT, that Everton appear to have bought a dud in the shape of Davy Klaassen.

Everton signed Klaassen from Ajax in the summer transfer window, but the midfielder has endured a torrid start at Goodison Park.

The Dutch international has looked off the pace when given a chance in an Everton shirt, and has quickly dropped down the pecking order.

Klaassen did not even get off the substitutes’ bench yesterday, as Everton lost 1-0 to Burnley.

Everton's Dutch midfielder Davy Klaassen (L) has a shot at goal as MFK Ruzomberok's Kristi Qose attempts to block him during the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round, Game 1 match...

And Barton also has concerns over whether Gylfi Sigurdsson will be able to live up to his record breaking transfer fee.

“Klaassen looks a dud,” Barton bemoaned. “Sigurdsson hasn’t hit the ground running, not much to my surprise.

“I never consider him that calibre of player. I think he needs to be a big player in a small team, but at Everton the team isn’t built around him so he can’t showcase the talent.”

Sigurdsson and Klaassen have both faced fierce criticism at Everton so far, with both facing a battle to win the doubters at Goodison Park over.

Everton's Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson is introduced to supporters on the pitch ahead of the UEFA Europa League playoff round, first leg football match between Everton and Hajduk...

The Toffees summer spending caught the eye, but so far things have not worked out for many of Koeman’s additions.

Everton are currently in 16th place in the Premier League table, and look to be badly struggling to find their strongest line-up.

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