Everton Soares was one of the stars of Brazil’s victorious Copa America team this summer, scooping the tournament’s top scorer prize to go alongside team glory.
But according to a report from Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte, his club Gremio are at their limits financially and need to sell him in order to balance the books and be able to improve their squad overall this summer.
The piece quotes director Alberto Guerra saying that Gremio will only be able to buy if they sell first and opening the door for bidders for the star.
But he was also keen to emphasise that there have been no bids for Everton yet – but plenty of Arsenal fans took to Twitter to urge their club to change that.
This is a crucial summer for the Gunners but so far nothing much has really happened, with the pursuit of Wilfried Zaha stalling and other targets taking a long time to get over the line.
The supporters are crying out for a big signing to get their pulses racing and despite the club’s financial position, they are keen for it to be Everton.
Brazilian Edu has just joined the Gunners behind the scenes and was at the Copa America with Everton, so some supporters are urging him to work his magic and get his countryman to north London this summer.
Get. It. Done. @Arsenal
— Gooner Nayr (@NayrTheGooner) July 11, 2019
What works in our favor, besides the fact that Edu is with us and can influence the deal, is that we can easily pay his fee in installments. Hope we can get him! He can massively improve us!
— Ahmed Junior (@ahmed_junior93) July 11, 2019
Get it done @Arsenal
— Danny Njugunah Gooner 🇰🇪 (@danny_njugush) July 11, 2019
I would like this.. I know we’re wanting zaha.. but I feel like he could be just as good and has many of his best years ahead of him.. from what I seen in the copa with Brazil it would be some good business by us. And we do have Edu..
— cam (@itzCam92) July 11, 2019
Id take him over Zaha if it came down to a choice, can go past players, score goals and 3x cheaper
— Si-Phi27 (@SPhi27) July 11, 2019
If it's true it will be huge business
— Swarnabh Kashyap (@SwarnyBoy202) July 12, 2019
— Fikri (@mangpipik) July 12, 2019
Would be a good signing. Around 30M imo. Done very well in the Copa America.
— ™️ (@AfcNas) July 11, 2019
If Zaha deal is dead I'm all in for this guy.
— Nicholas Thompson (@Nichola94902684) July 11, 2019
Do your magic Edu 😁
— Ali D Gooner (@ali_gooner) July 11, 2019