Overmars takes Ajax to a lot of paid for Neres

Overmars takes Ajax to a lot of paid for Neres

Director spelersbeleid Marc Overmars feels that Ajax has paid too much for David Neres, that in the winter break for twelve million happened of Sao Paulo.

“The Brazilian market is a different story. That we have with Neres also noticed”, Overmars says in interview with VI.

“Every day changed something, at a given moment, it also became a matter of not giving up, but continue. The question whether we are not at a certain point had to stop, was righteous.”

The negotiations took a long time and finally it was the transfer of the Brazilian winger only a few hours before the deadline, around.

“Maybe we should say: “It’s been lovely and ready”, said Overmars. “Because we have simply paid too, we know that, in comparison with other transfers. Anyway, we were all a year behind Neres, we saw him as a clear gain. Added to this is that we for so much money had sold, that we could further go than normal.”


In his first months in Amsterdam, the 20-year-old Neres, despite his high transfer fee is not in a move to conquer under coach Peter Bosz. For Hakim Ziyech was last summer, even though a considerable amount of consideration (eleven million euros), but he was a major basiskracht.

Although Overmars does not exclude that Ajax next summer again such high amounts will readily spend for a player, there is no question of a new policy.

“It can, occasionally, a player for ten to eleven million to buy, but that is not the purpose’, continues the director. “Maybe there is between the reinforcements in the near future, no player with such transferwaarde, maybe one.”

“It’s hard to say, because the football a little bit crazy. With all amounts throughout the round to do.”

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