Ajax’s exhilarating showcase of talent and vigor in the recently ended European fixtures and emerging winners in their domestic league, it is evident they had this coming.
With the transfer window open, David Neres is also reportedly being lined up for a move to the Premier League. The Brazil international also caught the eye for the Dutch champions last season. The winger impressed enough in the Champions league scoring a goal against Juventus in the quarters to seal a stalemate.
Currently away at Copa America, various reports in his homeland suggest he is in demand. PSG are said to be keen on Neres but would have to free up one of their spots for a foreign player.
UOL Esporte claims the interest from the Premier League comes from Everton, with Neres said to be keen on testing himself in England. However, the real question is: how good is David Neres? Well, the 22-year-old did make an incredible impact in the Champions League.
With ten starts, Ajax’s run to the semi-final was a surprise all over the globe as they beat Real Madrid and Juventus.
How does he compare to Everton’s current attacking options?
With several attributes including dribbling, flair, acceleration, agility and passing, the Brazillian has a perfect first touch, a 14/20 technique on and off the ball, natural fitness and a pacey forward.
Neres is a supremely gifted technical forward, who can play anywhere across the frontline. For instance, if your favorite club decided to purchase the young talent, he would feature in these positions: AML/AMR/AMC/RM/LM/CAM/ST.
If Everton were to proceed and meet his terms and secure his move to Goodison Park, and he reached his full potential, he would be the best player at Everton by a distance. Much better than the Toffees’ highest rated player Lucas Digne.
As he’s going to get better with time, he could be a great signing by Everton this summer, in both the short and long term.