Arsenal’s search for a winger continues, and according to some reports, a move for one is in the offing.
Having been forever linked to Wilfried Zaha this summer and seemingly being priced out of a move for the Ivory Coast winger, Arsenal appear to have utilised new Technical Director Edu’s links in Latin America, with an approach for Gremio wideman Everton Soares.
Part of Brazil’s Copa America winning team, Soares has been coy on his future when questioned, but did reveal that an offer from a club is with his current club. Soares could be snapped up for half of the fee quoted for Zaha, and Soares seems just as dangerous a player as the Crystal Palace attacker.
Soares was also the top scorer for Brazil during their victorious Copa America run last month, and so is hot property. It seems that if a move is in the works, then we have a lot to thank Edu for.
Only 23, he has scored three times in 12 games for Brazil and 28 goals in 114 for Gremio. Armed with rapid pace and a great low centre of gravity, the player known simply as Everton would be well suited to the pacy Premier League.
We have been linked to many wingers this season. From Yacine Brahimi, to Zaha, via Nicolas Pepe, it is clear that we are in the market for someone who can stretch play. Everton can certainly do that, and having worked with Edu during the Copa America, it gives us a distinct advantage over our rivals for his signature.
Somewhat revealingly, when asked by a fan during our US tour if Everton was close to signing, Edu smiled and simply said “let’s see, let’s see.”
This signing could give us a different edge up top, and allow for more rotation thanks to a bigger squad to shuffle the pack with.
Fingers crossed this move materialises. Everton would be a great fit for The Arsenal.