Overmars pleased with Neres signing

Ajax Amsterdam technical director Marc Overmars admits the club is delighted to have secured Sao Paulo winger David Neres on transfer deadline day.

The Brazil youth international completed a €15m to the Amsterdam ArenA as a replacement for Anwar El Ghazi who joined Ligue 1 side Lille, hours earlier on Tuesday.

After breaking into the first-team set-up at Tricolor, the 19-year-old has attracted the attention of a host of European club's and due to his pace and trickery – the left footed winger has drawn direct comparisons to Bayern Munich star Douglas Costa.

"Neres is a player we have wanted for a while. He is one of the biggest talents in South America and it's nice that he's chosen Ajax," Overmars told the club's webiste.
"He is a right-winger who can play on the left, which is what we need. He's only 19 and he will have to get used to it here.

"We have a lot of important games ahead, so I am happy that he is coming here now and not just in the summer."

Neres scored three goals in eight league games for Rogerio Ceni's side last season.