Brazil star is on radar of several top Premier League clubs
By Vinny O’Connor and Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 15/01/20 6:28pm
Everton are interested in Brazil and Gremio winger Everton.
Last Autumn, Sky Sports News broke the news he had been watched by Tottenham’s chief scout Steve Hitchen and SSN also reported interest from Arsenal last summer.
Gremio’s executive director Klauss Camara has been quoted in Brazilian media stating: “Everton in Everton is a situation that has been coming out more intensely. But there is no proposal put forward.”
Everton is a right-footed winger who can play off either side and was Brazil’s star at their Copa America triumph last summer.
Toffees director of football Marcel Brands admitted at the club’s AGM they are looking to sign a new right winger.
“Because of the new manager coming in, Carlo (Ancelotti) has changed the system a little bit more to 4-4-2,” he said on Tuesday night.
“So that means we have quite a lot of options now in central midfield and a little bit less on the right side in this new system.
“We have to look at that and, of course, we are always looking for new players – we are always keen on that. But we also have to look at the numbers and be careful with that.”
While they want to add to their squad, Everton are said to be looking at loan deals this month after confirming record losses at the AGM.
There is a desire to trim the wage bill and Brands also said they cannot spend money on huge transfer fees.
“If you see our numbers then you know it is not realistic for Everton to buy a player for £60m, £70m, £80m,” he said.
“So that kind of expectation is sometimes a different kind of expectation to fans and it is not realistic and we have to manage that, because, of course, we want to get the best players in, but we have to be realistic with our numbers.”
Brands also confirmed the club are looking to sell Cuco Martina and Oumar Niasse.
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