Everton’s interest in Ajax sensation David Neres has been described as an ‘impossible desire’ by Calciomercato, but the Italian football news site believe there is one factor which can save the Brazilian’s transfer to Goodison Park.
It had been reported in the winger’s native country that his representatives were working on an understanding with Ajax’s Director of Football Marc Overmars to facilitate a transfer, after the former Arsenal winger promised Neres that he will be sold if someone offered the Dutch side €50million (£43.2m) or more.
When those claims were circulated, we were again cast in the picture, although interest from Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan was already well documented. Arsenal and Manchester United were also said to be preparing moves – with the Gunners still keen, along with Liverpool and Chelsea.
The Red side of Stanley Park and the Emirates Stadium natives are only at the first exploratory contact stage, as far as Calciomercato are aware, however. Marcel Brands, on the other hand, reportedly reached out to Ajax in April and held discussions over the winger’s availability.
The growing interest in his situation has, unfortunately, put us on the back foot in the race for his signature, with Calciomercato now noting that the only way he joins the Toffees in the summer would be if Richarlison is sold – and even then it would be a struggle to secure the deal.
Richarlison has been linked with multiple possible destinations following his stellar debut season in Royal Blue, with recent claims touted that Manchester United have eyed him as an alternative to Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.