Report: Spurs join race to sign Davinson Sanchez's former teammate David Neres after eight goals, nine assists

David Neres (L) and Davinson Sanchez of Ajax walk during the training in Amsterdam, on August 16, 2017, in preparation of the first play-off match of the Europa League football match...

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly keen on Ajax talent David Neres.

Ajax Brazilian forward David Neres reacts after the UEFA Europa League final football match Ajax Amsterdam v Manchester United on May 24, 2017 at the Friends Arena in Solna outside...Ajax forward David Neres

According to Calcio Mercato, Tottenham Hotspur are one of a number of clubs interested in signing Ajax starlet David Neres.

Neres, 20, came up through the ranks with Sao Paulo in his native Brazil, spending almost 10 years with the club before joining Ajax earlier this year.

After a January move to Amsterdam, Neres hit three goals and one assist in eight Eredivisie appearances to end the campaign, but has been simply sensational this term.

David Neres of Ajax looks on during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Ajax Amsterdam and Feyenoord at Amsterdam ArenA on April 2, 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.David Neres of Ajax

Neres has smashed eight goals and nine assists in 16 Eredivisie games this season, becoming a sensation at the Amsterdam Arena whilst – unsurprisingly – attracting major interest.

Calcio Mercato now report that AC Milan have joined the race to sign Neres, with Arsenal, Juventus, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur also believed to be in the battle for his signature.

Quick and skilful with an eye for goal, Neres has earned comparisons to compatriot Neymar, though Spurs and other interested clubs would be hoping to land Neres for a fraction of Neymar's world record move to Paris Saint-Germain.

David Neres (L) and Davinson Sanchez of Ajax walk during the training in Amsterdam, on August 16, 2017, in preparation of the first play-off match of the Europa League football match...David Neres (L) and Davinson Sanchez

With such strong competition for his signature, Tottenham may have to work hard to beat off their rivals to sign Neres, and he would hand Mauricio Pochettino another attacking option.

As a pacey winger, Neres could arrive as an upgrade on Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, whilst he can also cut in from the right flank like Erik Lamela, making him a versatile forward – and having landed former teammate Davinson Sanchez from Ajax over the summer, Spurs may now return to raid them again in 2018.

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