Arsenal are keen on Gremio forward Everton Soares from Gremio, according to a report from Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte.
They report that the Gunners are the front-runners to sign the Brazilian international, who was the top scorer at this summer’s Copa American and are willing to pay around 40 million euros (£36 million) for his services.
And his social media has thrown up two interesting pieces of activity lately. Firstly, his girlfriend posted on her Instagram account a video of Everton learning English.
Then, the player himself followed Arsenal new-boy Gabriel Martinelli on Instagram – so has he just dropped a double Instagram hint he’s off to the Emirates Stadium?
ERA PRA TER GRAÇA
MAS NÃO TEM 👍🏻 pic.twitter.com/5PO8SCRin7
— Gremio Isento (@GremioIsento) July 18, 2019
Wonder if Everton Soares following a fellow Brazilian Arsenal player (Martinelli) just now on Instagram means anything. pic.twitter.com/nZbVnjlTEW
— Angles (@SupremeAngles) July 18, 2019
Of course, the player could be learning English for any number of reasons – or just trying to whip the fans into a frenzy during a transfer window which is coming to the crunch.
But it does appear too much to be a total coincidence and is enough to get the supporters excited – but that alone doesn’t necessarily make it clear that he’s coming to Arsenal.
Engaging with Martinelli puts Arsenal in the frame slightly more, but the teenager is also a fellow Brazilian who is starting to make waves, so this one could simply be a coincidence.
It wouldn’t be wise for Arsenal fans to go out and get their Everton Soares shirts printed just yet, but perhaps his social media activity has dropped a double clue about who he’ll be playing for next season…