Arsenal impressed by Everton Soares and ‘hold talks with Gremio winger’ after Brazilian finishes as top scorer at Copa America
- Arsenal are reportedly keen on a move for Gremio winger Everton this summer
- The player showed his credentials by finishing the Copa America as top scorer
- The Gunners have ‘held talks’ with his agent, according to reports in Brazil
Unai Emery is stepping up his search for a wide player this summer with Arsenal ‘holding talks’ with Everton Soares over a move.
The Gremio winger has seen his profile rocket this summer after the Brazilian finished top scorer at the Copa America.
And according to Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte, Arsenal’s new technical director Edu has held talks with Everton’s agent Gilmar Veloz to assess whether a move to the Emirates is feasible this summer.
Arsenal are reportedly keen on a move for Brazilian wideman Everton Soares this summer
Interestingly, Edu joined Arsenal after leaving his role as general coordinator of the Brazilian national team.
There is believed to be interest from Italy and Spain for the Brazilian winger but Arsenal are keen to secure a winger this summer, giving them the edge.
The 23-year-old’s current deal at Gremio lasts until December 2022 and includes a £90million release clause.
The player is under contract with Gremio until 2022 but is expected to depart this summer
But it is believed he will be attainable for a fee closer to £45m, handing Arsenal a chance given their budget restrictions.
Gremio are in action against Bahia on Wednesday and Everton has gone on record to say he cannot confirm he will be in attendance with an offer on the table from an unnamed club.
‘I have a proposal, I cannot name the club,’ the winger told Radio Grenal.
‘I do not guarantee that I’ll play against Bahia on Wednesday, we’ll see.’
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has made a new winger a priority signing this summer and Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha appears to have been the primary target for some time, despite the Eagles’ unwillingness to sell their star man.
Lille winger Nicolas Pepe is another name in the frame for Arsenal but there has been no concrete offers for the Ivorian.
Wilfried Zaha is a top target for Arsenal but Crystal Palace could price the Ivorian out of a move
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