21-year-old Brazil international David Neres has chosen to extend his contract with Dutch giants Ajax, keeping him at the club until 2022.

A statement from the club’s official website read: “Ajax and David Neres have reached an agreement to extend his contract, which had been effective until June 30, 2021. The Brazilian player’s new contract is valid until June 30, 2022.”

The 21-year-old, who already had a contract running till 2021, is expected to prove even more crucial to Ajax after the departure of Justin Kluivert to Roma this summer. 

David Neres began his career with Brazillian side Sao Paolo FC and later joined Dutch side Ajax during the winter break of the 2016/2017 season. On February 26, 2017, he made his first-team debut against Heracles in a game which his side won 4-1.

David Neres has been excellent for the Eredivisie club where he enjoyed a productive first full season, scoring 14 goals and providing 11 assists. The Brazillian winger has played over 56 matches for Ajax and scored 23 goals in all competitions.

On an international level, Neres has earned 9 caps for the Brazil u-20 team and is yet to make an appearance for the senior team. However, the 21-year-old forward is considered as one of the most promising players from the nation. 

One of the hottest prospects in European football, Neres has been linked with a host of prominent European clubs offering a big amount of money.

After signing the contract extension with the Eredivisie side, David Neres spoke to Ajax TV.

He said: “I am really happy. My hard work is seen. I think things are going well, but I can do better. I do not have to stop now and I can show you a lot more”

Ajax will face Groningen in their next Eredivisie fixture on Sunday, 16th September, after the international break.

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