Ajax agreed to a deal with Shakhtar Donetsk that would see David Neres move from the club to the Ukrainian powerhouse. The deal which is expected to be worth about €17 million, would see the Brazilian who has been in the club since 2017 leave. The 24 years old scored 47 goals in 180 appearances while adding two league titles to his name.
This adds to the list of players that left the club before the start of the 2021/2022 season. Lassina Traore left the club in July to join Shakhtar Donetsk for a fee of about €10m, and the Burkinabe would be keen on continuing his partnership with Neres. Razvan Marin also left the club the previous summer to join Cagliari Calcio. Youngster Noa Yang also left the club before the start of the season to join Club Brugge in a deal that was worth €6m.
In some positive news, the departure of David Neres could see Steven Bergwijnreturn back to Holland. The Dutchman has struggled to earn a place in Tottenham, and the arrival of Antonio Conte has further cast doubt on that. Bergwijn would be keen on returning back to where he calls home. A deal might be tricky as Tottenham tries to recoup part of the transfer fee they paid to PSV in 2020.