Everton are reportedly interested in a deal to sign their namesake in Brazilian talent Everton Soares of Gremio, according to reports.
Goal is reporting that Everton will ‘formalise’ an approach of €35 million (£29.9m) for the player in the ‘coming hours’, with a January deal reportedly being lined up.
Everton have been rumoured to be scouting Brazilian football for months now and the report claims that the Gremio attacker is one of the players the club are ready to bring to Goodison Park.
The club are reportedly in negotiations with infamous transfer broker Kia Joorabchian, with whom Everton’s main shareholder Farhad Moshiri is known to have a relationship with. The pair have been spotted in the crowd at Everton games.
As confusing as Everton signing Everton (he is also known as Cebolinha) may be, it would be something of a coup for the Toffees to secure his signature.
Everton Soares has been heavily linked with a move to plenty of European football’s biggest clubs in recent times and for the Toffees to snap him up would certainly be eye-catching.
The 23-year-old, who has 14 caps for Brazil and is considered one of the nation’s best talents, would certainly give struggling Everton a boost in their hopes of pushing up the Premier League table.