According to a recent report by Yahoo Brazil (via the Liverpool Echo), Everton have started talks with AFC Ajax to discuss the possibility of signing David Neres. The same source has also revealed that the Toffees will face stiff competition from Borussia Dortmund and AS Roma in pursuit of the £45m-rated Brazilian speedster.
The Recent Emergence Of David Neres
The South American talent came through Sao Paulo’s youth system before he made a switch to the Johan Cruijff ArenA at the start of 2017. The 22-year-old has enjoyed a brilliant campaign with the Dutch outfit after putting in a series of scintillating performances for them during this season. He has lit up the Dutch Eredivisie with some outstanding match-winning contributions this term. Thus, it is no wonder that some of the biggest European clubs are eager to land him.
Neres has made 43 appearances for Ajax this season, scoring 12 goals while providing 15 assists across all competitions. He has also secured one international cap for the Brazilian national side and is destined to play an integral role for his nation in the coming years.
What Will Neres Bring To Goodison Park?
Neres is highly versatile as he can operate in multiple roles across the frontline. The Brazilian is predominantly a right-sided winger, a position where Everton have lacked quality this season. Theo Walcott has been quite inconsistent while Marco Silva has often used Richarlison on the right side of his midfield even though he is better suited to play on the left flank.
With Neres, the Toffees would be getting a player who can fill in on either wing or play in the number 10 position down the middle.
The Eredivisie wonderkid boasts electric pace and is a difficult man to stop when he is running with the ball at high speed. To the youngster’s credit, he has also added goals and assists to his game this season which has elevated his status to a whole new level among European clubs.
The Brazilian’s Acquisition: Wise Move For The Toffees?
The addition of Neres will undoubtedly bolster Silva’s attacking options at Goodison Park. The Toffees are in dire need of more productivity from the wide areas, so Neres fits the bill perfectly.
It could turn out to be a shrewd acquisition for Everton if they can find a way to land the Brazilian sensation ahead of the new campaign.
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