The Dutch Giants Ajax announced this Tuesday that they have agreed a £14 million deal to sign Quincy Promes from Sevilla. The Dutch winger is currently seen as a back up for Erik ten Hag’s team.
But it is hard to fathom that Ajax, a Dutch club with limited resources and a philosophy of giving youngsters the chance over signing expensive back-up players would suddenly change their tracks now.
Promes’ record prior to his move to the La Liga at Spartak Moscow was stellar- 66 goals and 34 assists in 134 appearances for the Russian club. However, his spell in the La Liga has been underwhelming, and Sevilla have decided to cut their losses and sell the Dutch international.
Promes making way for Neres
What all this points towards is that Promes comes not as a depth option, but as a starter. And that Ajax’s star winger, Brazilian David Neres will be allowed to leave the club. Ajax is a club that never likes to get caught short when a player leaves- they like to plan ahead, and this move for Promes reeks of something similar.
The Brazilian was linked with Liverpool earlier in the window. His versatility- he can play anywhere in the front three, especially makes him a great option not just for Liverpool but for any interested club.
Much needed cover for Liverpool
Liverpool is quite weak in depth when it comes to their front three. Behind Mane, Salah and Firmino, they have only Shaqiri and Origi. And for Mane, who operates on the left wing, the Reds have no depth player. A young, versatile forward like David Neres fill their bill perfectly.
Beyond Neres, rumours linking the likes of Nicolas Pepe of Lille show that Liverpool is not afraid of spending big to get the right player to give competition to the front three.