Why Everton Soares would be a brilliant signing for Everton
The Toffees have been monitoring Everton since last summer, after the striker’s strong performances in the Copa America. However, the club have made no contact with the player’s agent as they are plotting a summer move, according to Globo Esporte (h/t Daily Mail).
Everton, 23, has been in excellent form for Gremio in the 2019 season after making it through the club’s youth ranks in 2014. In 177 appearances for the club, the youngster has scored 47 goals across all competitions and has provided 16 assists so far.
He rose to fame in the Copa America tournament last year, where he was the top scorer with 3 goals and Brazil eventually emerged as winners after defeating Peru in the final.
Everton has come a long way from his youth days and is a highly-regarded player in his country. His performances have also caught the eyes of top European clubs, with the report suggesting Napoli, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid have made an approach for him.
Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti’s men have performed better after a change in management. They started the season on a backfoot under sacked manager Marco Silva and were languishing near the relegation zone initially.
Despite making slow progress, the Toffees have lacked the grit and determination to carry the momentum they received from their small success.
While their defence and midfield contingents have regained form and are getting better each day, it is the attacking department that has failed to deliver in much-needed situations. Fallen star Cenk Tosun has not played regularly and has been sent on loan to Southampton.
While Richarlison has been a lone bright spot in the squad, summer recruit Moise Kean has failed to live up to the expectations since arriving from Juventus. Dominic Calvert-Lewin has risen to the top in recent weeks and could seal the leading spot for himself if he continues to perform well.
Having said this, Ancelotti should look to improve the squad with talented attackers and Everton Soares fits the bill perfectly.
The 23-year-old is a left-winger by trade but has shown qualities of performing well in various attacking positions. A versatile player like him could develop to become a key player under Ancelotti and therefore, the player must take the right decision.
If Everton manage to seal a deal for the Brazilian, he can be used in his favoured position and Richarlison’s move to the central striking position alongside Calvert-Lewin would prove to be more powerful, given their superb form.
Everton is adept at creating chances for his teammates and scoring goals. Blessed with good vision and raw talent, the Gremio man has the ability to cut inside from the left and have a go at the target. His pace and dribbling qualities have been top-notch and could provide the cutting-edge the Toffees have lacked.
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Under the Italian manager, Everton can go on to establish himself at a higher level and can develop into a fearful forward. He is a player filled with huge talent and potential.
Therefore, the Goodison Park outfit must go all out to secure his services ahead of other teams that are interested in him.