According to a report from outlet Zero Hora via Sport Witness, Everton look ‘unlikely‘ to land winger Everton Soares unless an offer is tabled that Gremio ‘can’t refuse‘ – with the Brazilian’s price tag potentially rising due to a complex player share percentage increase from the club.
Soares owed 50% of his rights to Gremio – and that percentage has reportedly risen to 65% (UOL via Sport Witness), potentially meaning that Everton will have to pay more money in order to land his signature.
The 23-year-old, who’s scored 47 goals over 177 appearances during his time in the Brazilian Serie A (Transfermarkt), was potentially seen as a prolific addition from the wing – something the Toffees seem to be lacking at this moment in time.
By comparison, current Goodison Park midfielders Theo Walcott and Bernard have only managed eight goals in the last two seasons over 86 club appearances between them, as per WhoScored.com – highlighting the need for a goalscoring outlet drifting inside from the wide positions.
However, despite Carlo Ancelotti’s potential desire for a lethal winger, it seems Everton are unlikely to land their man due to financial complications – with the club’s offer, according to Gazeta Esportiva, of £25.5 million not quite meeting expectation.
Zero Hora claims that the potential bid was shy of the club’s £33.6 million valuation when they held just 50% shares in the player, and according to this piece, that price may well have risen. As a result, the Toffees seem set to miss out on their namesake this time round, but a swoop in the summer isn’t beyond comprehension if the two clubs can find middle ground in negotiations.
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