David Neres has told Brazilian outlet Veja that he is dreaming of a move to the Premier League amid reported interest from Merseyside duo Everton and Liverpool.
The Sun claimed in May that the 22-year-old is a target for both Everton and Liverpool this summer, with a fee of £35million said to be enough to land the in-form Ajax star.
Neres is currently with Brazil’s national side as they look to win their first Copa America since their last triumph in 2007. The former Sao Paulo ace has won four Brazil caps, and even scored against Honduras this month.
Neres, who starred in Ajax’s push towards the Champions league semi-final last season, has claimed that is dreaming of a move to the Premier League, but is focused on representing Brazil this summer.
“When I’m in the national team, I try to stay focused, I’ll leave it aside with my agents,” Neres said. “Of course the Premier League interests me, it’s the best league in the world, I always had the dream to play there.”
Neres would be an excellent signing for Everton and Liverpool. There is one big difference between joining either Everton or Liverpool, though, and that would see him be first choice for the Toffees – but not at Anfield.
Everton boast some excellent wingers, in Brazil internationals Richarlison and Bernard, but Neres – who scored 12 goals and laid on 15 assists last term – would certainly rival the aforementioned duo for a starting spot.
At Liverpool, though, Neres would be back up. Liverpool boast Sadio Mane and Mo Salah, and the duo would not be threatened by the signing of Neres.