Tottenham could reportedly sign Ajax winger David Neres for bargain fee

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David Neres has taken the Eredivisie by storm for Ajax and is on the radar of Premier League giants Spurs and Serie A duo Inter and AC Milan.

Ajax Amsterdam's David Neres (C) passes the ball during the eredivisie football match between Ajax and Heracles Almelo in the Arena stadium, in Amsterdam, on April 8, 2018.

In today’s vastly inflated transfer market, the fee that Ajax are reportedly demanding for Brazilian winger David Neres is strangely low.

The Eredivisie giants certainly raised eyebrows when they invested £10 million on the little-known Sao Paulo talent in January 2017, making him the second most expensive player in the club’s illustrious history.

But that risk has reaped plentiful rewards. Neres has been a revelation at the Amsterdam Arena, contributing to 21 goals in 26 league starts for Ajax this season (11 goals, 10 assists).

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.

According to Calciomercato, however, Erik ten Haag’s side will demand just £26 million for the 21-year-old this summer despite interest rising across the continent.

The report claims that Milan giants Inter and AC are going head-to-head to sign Neres, with the Nerazzurri possibly looking for replacements for the once again in-demand Croatian speedster Ivan Perisic.

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.

But expect Tottenham Hotspur to be at the front of the queue, too. Spurs have raided Ajax for Jan Vertonghen, Christian Eriksen and Davinson Sanchez already and Goal claimed back in February that Mauricio Pochettino is a big fan of the aggressive, dynamic Neres too.

Tottenham do not have the kind of disposable cash that the Manchester giants can throw around in the transfer market, but Ajax’s £26 million fee definitely puts Neres within their grasp. It remains to be seen whether the North London club will seize this opportunity.

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