According to Marca, Arsenal are ramping up their efforts to land Brazilian winger, Everton Soares, for about €40 million.
Reports have claimed that Arsenal sent a medical team to Brazil to conduct preliminary examinations while the player himself has added fuel to the fire by sharing videos on social media of him taking English classes. He’s also spoken publicly about having an offer from a club.
Everton, 23, has been on the books at Gremio since 2012 and joined the Brazil national team set-up in 2018. He scored three goals for his country as they won the Copa America on home turf earlier this month.
Given the links with Ivan Perisic, Yannick Carrasco, Malcom, Wilfriend Zaha and alike, it’s pretty obvious that Unai Emery is eager to recruit a wide-attacker at some point.
Judging by the fact we actually bid for Zaha you’d imagine the Ivorian tops our wanted list, however, given our budget restrictions it’s highly unlikely we’ll ever get close to matching Crystal Palace’s valuation. With that in mind, it makes sense for us to be making more cost-efficient enquiries elsewhere.
Edu’s connections have likely opened the door to a conversation with Everton but we wouldn’t get too excited just yet. We reckon there will be a few more twists and turns on the transfer front before the transfer window closes in three weeks time.