Report: Everton want to sign £38m Ajax attacker David Neres

Everton Director of Football Marcel Brands smiles before the Premier League match between Everton and AFC Bournemouth at Goodison Park on January 13, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

David Neres could reportedly be on his way to the Premier League with Everton after another fine Eredivisie season with Ajax.

David Neres of Ajax celebrates the victory  during the Dutch Eredivisie  match between Ajax v PSV at the Johan Cruijff Arena on March 31, 2019 in Amsterdam Netherlands

Everton are interested in signing the exciting Ajax forward David Neres in the summer, according to Brazilian publication UOL.

A £10 million signing from Sao Paulo in 2017, Neres has come on leaps and bounds at the Amsterdam giants and is now viewed as one of the most promising attackers in European football.

He has tallied 11 goals and 15 assists this season, helping Ajax stun Real Madrid in the Champions League before starring on his Brazil debut in a 3-1 friendly win against the Czech Republic.


And UOL believes that Neres could be tempted by a move to Goodison Park with the Eredivisie giants preparing to sell for a fee in excess of £38 million.

Interestingly, the report points out that the 22-year-old has the same agent as fellow Brazilians Richarlison and Bernard, who both joined the Toffees last year from Watford and Shakhtar Donetsk respectively.

(L-R) Caner Cavlan of FC Emmen, David Neres of Ajax  during the Dutch Eredivisie  match between FC Emmen v Ajax at the De JENS Vesting on April 3, 2019 in Emmen Netherlands

Everton will face competition from AC Milan however with UOL pointing out that the Serie A champions, via sporting director Leonardo, have already held talks.

But if Everton win the race, they will have a forward who, alongside Richarlison, could give some Samba style to Marco Silva’s attack.

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.

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