The Football world is welcoming the arrival of a new star named David Neres. Actually, Neres was famous when he was in uniform in Sao Paulo. He has joined the Brazilian club when he was just 10 years old. In August 2016, Neres was promoted to the Sao Paulo main squad by manager Ricardo Gomes.
Not wasting the opportunity he had achieved, Neres was able to make his first debut with a victory. On October 22, 2016, he scored his first goal for Sao Paulo. In Sao Paulo, Neres’ career continued to skyrocket. His name has been in the spotlight of the big domestic league teams, including the European giants.
At that time, he was ogled by the Dutch team, Ajax Amsterdam. Not wanting to waste the opportunity, Neres immediately began his intention to fly to Europe. Until right in January 2017, Ajax Amsterdam contracted Neres until June 2021 with a fairly expensive transfer value of 12 million euros.
The transfer value made Neres the most expensive player bought by Ajax that season. Nevertheless, the value of the transfer of David Neres still could not overtake the most expensive value that Ajax has ever done when bringing Miralem Sulejmani in 2008. The player who plays as an attacker was brought to Amsterdam from SC Heerenveen with a transfer value of 16.3 million euros.
But keep in mind that when Neres decided to pursue a career in Europe, he was not approved by his mother.
“My mother did not agree with me to Ajax, because according to her, I was too young. She wanted me to continue playing with Sao Paulo, and she was very sad when she took me to the airport,”
Even so, his mother’s doubts were successfully paid off by Neres. He performed stunningly with Ajax and continued to be a mainstay of the team from the Netherlands. Most recently, he appeared extraordinary when diving Ajax from defeat against Juventus.
Ajax Amsterdam and Juventus drew 1-1 in the first league of the Champions League quarter-final at Johan Cruyff Arena. Ajax unexpectedly managed to force Juventus to focus on defending. The Old Lady was ahead through their mainstay star header, Cristiano Ronaldo. However, Juve’s advantage was equalized by Ajax one minute after the second half began.
David Neres alone brought the ball to the heart of the Juventus defense. With a little hokey action, Neres directed the ball to the goal of the Serie A standings. Szczesny who was under the bar failed to dispel the ball while changing the position to 1-1.
In that match, Neres successfully grabbed the attention. Even the player’s rating reported by FotMob said Neres had a higher value than Cristiano Ronaldo. He collected value of 8.0. While Ronaldo, the Portuguese star only collected 7.0 points.
Apart from these brilliant notes, Neres also has other shiny statistics. He makes dribble with an average of 3.5 times per game. Neres also excels at making key passes with an average of 2.9 per match. He also has an average kick-off on goal twice per game.
According to the total football analysis page, Neres is even considered to have many advantages. He was a perfect recruiter for Ajax. He has the ability to be qualified, which is often troublesome to your opponent. Furthermore, he is also good at building attacks and often helps team defenses. As a winger, Neres also often makes movements that are rarely known to opponents.
Despite his lack of physical dueling, David Neres is one of the most tactical young wingers. He can be a brilliant asset for Ajax and it is not impossible if Ajax will be able to win the prestigious title thanks to the brilliant role of David Neres.
After becoming the target of big European clubs. Will Neres leave from Amsterdam?