According to UOL, Everton are in negotiations over the signing of Ajax forward David Neres along with French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
The 22-year-old was in sensational form for the Dutch giants last season, scoring 12 goals and recording 15 assists as Ajax won the Eredivisie title, the Dutch Cup and also came within seconds of making the Champions League final.
Already a full Brazil international at such a young age, Neres is definitely amongst the most precocious of young footballers in Europe right now and it would represent a major coup for the Toffees if they can beat PSG to his signature.
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The aforementioned report from UOL states that the Merseysiders are ‘advanced’ in negotiations and are finding talks easy due to their previous dealings over the signings of Bernard and Richarlison – it also helps that Neres wants to play in England.
Would the Ajax wide man be a good signing for Marco Silva’s side? Football FanCast’s writers have their say on the matter…
“Neres is exactly the type of player Everton should be signing. He’s young, exciting and offers all the attributes required to absolutely thrive in the top-flight. It remains to be seen whether the price will be right but, really, he’d be a truly exceptional winger at Goodison Park, capable of playing both on the right and the left. This is a deal that should be done as soon as possible.”
“Neres would be an absolutely phenomenal signing for Everton. He was a star in the Champions League and would provide them with much needed quality in the final third. You imagine that with the strides Bernard has made on the left that he’d feature on the right but the fact he’s so versatile only makes this potential signing even better. The Toffees would have a sensational player on their hands if they complete a deal.”
“A player of David Neres’ ability would be a fantastic signing for any club, regardless. And whilst I think an Everton move for the Ajax right winger would be harsh on Theo Walcott because he hasn’t really done much wrong since arriving at Goodison Park, it’s one they should go for. The signs are all there for the 22-year-old Brazilian to take the Premier League by storm and Marco Silva and Marcel Brands will want to make sure it happens with their team.”