Report: Tottenham ready to hijack Everton's alleged move for David Neres with £54m bid

David Neres of Brazil is challenged by Ronald Hernandez of Venezuela during the Copa America Brazil 2019 group A match between Brazil and Venezuela at Arena Fonte Nova on June 18, 2019 in...

Tottenham Hotspur and Everton reportedly want to sign the Ajax winger.

David Neres of Ajax, Pol Llonch of Willem II

According to a report from Italian media outlet Calcio Mercato, Tottenham are preparing to hijack Everton's reported interest in Ajax winger David Neres, and are ready to pay up to €60 million (£54 million) for the Brazilian.

Both Spurs and the Toffees are believed to be keen on bolstering their attacking ranks this summer, and Neres, 22, would be just the ticket for either side.

The Brazilian winger enjoyed a fine campaign with Ajax last season, racking up 12 goals and 15 assists in 50 appearances in all competitions.

 

Italian publication Calcio Mercato claims that Everton are preparing to bid €50 million (£45 million) for Neres, but Tottenham are ready to trump that by offering €60 million (£54 million).

So the Merseyside outfit will likely have to up their offer for the winger, if they want to bring him to Goodison Park this summer.

And if both sides make the same offer, it will then be up to the Ajax ace to choose which side he wants to join.

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 and Tottenham are both highly esteemed clubs, but as things stand, the north London outfit might just hold the advantage over their Premier League counterparts, considering the fact that they have Champions League football on offer.

Whichever club wins the race for his signature will have a real player on their hands, and it could be argued that the reported fee of £54 million would represent a real bargain, considering Neres's quality and potential.

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

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