Are Everton closing in on signing David Neres?

David Neres of Ajax  during the UEFA Champions League  match between Ajax v AEK Athene at the Johan Cruijff Arena on September 19, 2018 in Amsterdam Netherlands

Marco Silva's Everton side are said to be the front runners for David Neres, and Ajax may well have just signed his replacement.

L-R Tottenham Hotspur's Kieran Tripper and David Neres of Ajax

Everton could have received a boost in their pursuit of David Neres, as Quincy Promes has just signed for Ajax.

The Telegraph claimed that Everton were chasing Neres for £35 million earlier this summer.

That report was backed up more recently, when UOL Esporte suggested that Everton were making great progress with the deal, and had become front runners to sign the Brazilian.

 

And Ajax may well now have just signed Neres’s replacement in the form of Promes.

The pair play in the same position and possess a similar skill-set, which makes Promes looks like a natural replacement for Neres.

Neres is currently at the Copa America representing Brazil, so any transfer to Everton is unlikely to go through any time soon.

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

But it may be that Ajax are making preparations for the departure of the 22-year-old now.

If Neres was to move to Everton it would be extremely exciting for the Goodison Park crowd, as the youngster scored 12 goals and claimed 15 assists in Holland last term.

David Neres Campos of Ajax in action during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Ajax and Juventus at Johan Cruyff Arena on April 10, 2019 in Amsterdam,...

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