Arsenal continue to be connected with a transfer move for Gremio attacker Everton Soares this summer transfer window after his impressive form at Copa America.
The Brazilian won the competition with some eye-catching performances for his country, and it could now earn the star a big move to Europe.
Earlier reports from Globo Esporte claimed that Gunners’ new technical director Edu had held talks regarding signing Everton this summer, while Goal connected him with some other big names and stated he has a buy-ut clause of around £71 million with his current club.
It remains to be seen if Arsenal can win the race for the 23-year-old star’s signature, but UOL Esporte report he is available for a very decent price well below his exit clause – just £36m.
That seems within Gunners’ reach and could be a great investment for a talented young winger who’d surely be an instant upgrade on the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi.
Fans will hope their club do not haggle too much and just pay what is required to bring in the kind of pacey, tricky goal threat who could play an important role in firing Unai Emery’s side back into the Top 4 at long last.
In other news, Arsenal are planning an offer worth £54m to sign unwanted Real Madrid pair Lucas Vazquez and Keylor Navas this transfer window, according to reports in Spain.
Navas would be available to buy for less than £18 million, while Vazquez is considered dispensable by Zinedine Zidane, giving Arsenal the opportunity to land two top-level players for relatively cheap.