West Ham are keen on signing Gremio winger Everton Soares, according to Italian journalist Nicolo Schira. He claims that the Hammers will hold talks with the Brazilian international’s agent:
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) November 30, 2019
Supporters on Twitter believe the 23-year-old would improve the squad, but many are unsure why the club would be pursuing another winger when they have more pressing needs in other areas of the pitch:
— Örnbjörn (@voronin8) November 30, 2019
Good player, not sure another winger is needed now. CM and RB/LB should be biggest needs
— Michael ⚒ Zdenek (@MichaelZdenek) November 30, 2019
Is Pellegrini looking at any CM’s or fullbacks?
— West Ham USA ⚒ (@USAWestHamUSA) November 30, 2019
Just what we need, another nutmeg junky
— ⚒ Nick Killington ⚒ (@nick80uk) December 1, 2019
Dont excite me like that
— Charlie (@Charlie_2015) November 30, 2019
Very direct… Gets goals and assists.. Pacey.. Yes please.. As long as we also get that solid midfielder we need
— Bry ⚒ (@bryrev79) December 1, 2019
Just what’s needed, another attacking midfielder 😍😍😍
— James Gunn (@jamesgunn_) November 30, 2019
40m in january ? 🥾⚒️ pic.twitter.com/BAfgOKbM4u
— stevie dove (@1Steviend) November 30, 2019
Everton starred at last summer’s Copa America, but despite being heavily linked with a move to Europe, with clubs such as Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City all reportedly interested, he remained in Brazil.
This campaign, the wide man has scored 15 goals and provided seven assists in 40 appearances for his club. Despite his good form, he has fallen down the pecking order with the Brazilian national team, having not been selected in the squad for the friendlies against Argentina and South Korea last month.
It was claimed in the summer that Gremio were demanding €40m for Everton. Whether that has gone down in the meantime, it remains to be seen.