If Everton are to improve on this season’s campaign, they are going to have to find a player who can provide them with a number of goals and assists to try and finally get the club back into European football.
And, in order for Marco Silva’s team to be able to do that, it appears they could turn to a player whose representatives are people that have worked closely with the Toffees recently and have an excellent relationship.
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According to UOL, Everton are believed to be interested in signing Ajax’s David Neres in the upcoming transfer window and are understood to be in a strong position to make that happen.
The Brazilian is said to be keen on a move to the Premier League and his agents could help him make a switch to Goodison Park as their clients, Richarlison and Bernard, are currently on the books at the club and performing well.
Ajax are thought to have sanctioned a possible departure, although they will want a fee in the region of €45million (£38.8m) to allow him to depart.
Everton are also expected to have some fierce competition for the winger, with Milan already believed to have held talks with Neres’ representatives.
Neres has been nothing short of amazing for Ajax and he could be the type of player Silva is desperate to bring to Goodison Park and take Everton to the next level within the Premier League.
The Brazil international has been a standout performer for the Eredivisie outfit over the past couple of seasons, having hit eight goals and eight assists in the Dutch top-flight so far – adding to the 14 strikes and 11 assists he provided last year.
Obviously being blessed with an eye for goal and the vision to pick out his team-mates with his excellent passing ability, the Brazilian also has a blistering amount of pace and can dribble the ball with the ball expertly.
Although he does appear to favour playing as a right-sided forward, Neres can also play anywhere across the field when it comes to an attacking position, which would hand Silva and Everton plenty of options if they were to have him in their team.
The relationship Everton already have with Neres’ agents could also work to their advantage as they will know what the club is like in terms of how they treat their players, whilst the 22-year-old could look to learn and adapt to life in England by linking up with the likes of Bernard and Richarlison.
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