Chelsea scout Piet de Visser believes that Brazilian teenage sensation David Neres will be a success following his move to Dutch giant Ajax FC.
The former Sao Paulo player made the move to join elite players in the Eredivisie from Brazil in January for €15 million.
De Visser said he noticed the incredible talent during a scouting trio last year and adds that the youngster has the potential to succeed at his new club.
“I saw David Neres last year excel in the Copa Sao Paulo with Ajax scout Hans van ser Zee. He is sometimes a bit erratic and will have to get used to the Dutch league, but the potential is definitely there. He has a lot of growth opportunities,” the Blues scout said.
The Eredivisie giant paid a record fee to a foreign club for the highly rated player. It is a record fee in Dutch football since the move of Mateja Kezman from Partizan to PSV Eindhoven almost two decades back.
Ajax signed the player on a deal that would bind him until 2021 despite Neres making his senior team debut in October last year. Neres was voted the best player in the 2015 Under 20 World Cup in Brazil. He was also the highest goal scorer, helping the footballing giant lift the title. He led the Under 20 of Sao Paulo to the Copa Libertadores title last February.
Neres could have made his debut earlier but for a shoulder injury that he scared him. Eventually he came back from the set back to feature against Fluminense. He has been sterling ever since.
He brings a fast leg in the wings to Ajax. His left foot is incredible whilst he is a tricky player as a whole. He is often compared to Neymar but he has big shoes to fill.