7 goals, 7 assists: Ajax ace David Neres would be a superb signing for Newcastle

Ajax's Bertrand Traore (L) celebrates with Ajax's David Neres (R) after scoring a goal during the eredivisie match between NEC Nijmegen and Ajax on April 8, 2017 in Nijmegen.

The Ajax star would be a superb addition to the Newcastle United squad in January.

Newcastle United's Spanish manager Rafael Benitez shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Newcastle...

Magpies boss Rafa Benitez will surely be looking to bolster his options during the January transfer window, with his side currently deeply embroiled in a relegation battle, just one point clear of the relegation zone.

According to the Chronicle, the Spaniard is prioritising three positions in which to strengthen next month, with the addition of a proven winger featuring highly on his wish-list.

With this in mind, Newcastle should consider a move for Ajax winger David Neres, who has been absolutely on fire in the Eredivisie so far this season.

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)

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The fleet-footed Brazilian has already racked up seven goals and seven assists in 13 league outings for the Dutch side this term, and has really impressed with his direct playing style, skill with the ball at his feet and lethal finishing when presented with a goalscoring opportunity.

Neres joined Ajax from Sao Paulo in January of this year, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of €12 million (£10.5 million), but the idea of moving to the Premier League could very well be tempting for the 20-year-old.

He would be a fantastic addition to the Magpies squad, and would inject a certain level of pace and youthful exuberance to their front-line.

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

The Brazilian is still young, far from the finished article, and is an unproven commodity in the Premier League, but his incredible talent makes him a risk worth taking for the Toon.

And if Benitez does in fact manage to bring him to St James' Park in January, it could turn out to be a signing of real significance for Newcastle.

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