This Wednesday, Sky Sports reports Tottenham Hotspur are currently tracking Brazilian winger Everton Soares, who plays for Grêmio.
It’s been claimed that the 23-year-old has caught the eye of Spurs’ chief scout Steve Hitchen, who watched him in action in the Copa Libertadores semifinal first leg against Flamengo.
Everton was linked to a large number of clubs during the summer, including the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City. Still, Grêmio managed to hold him from the European interest.
But now would be a better time for Tottenham Hotspur to make an attempt, and we can explain why.
Firstly: The Brazilian season is coming to an end in December, and it could perhaps be finished for Grêmio tonight.
That’s because the Southern side are very unlikely to get something in the league, and in case they don’t knock out Flamengo at the Maracanã in the Copa Libertadores tonight, there won’t be anything left for them this year.
Secondly: Grêmio should not be as ambitious as they were in the summer. At that time, there had been reports saying they wanted up to €70m to let him go, and obviously no one paid that.
A few years ago, Everton’s teammate Luan was in his prime, and Grêmio rejected all the bids they received, always demanding more. Now they can’t get another decent offer for him.
Grêmio shouldn’t make the same mistake twice, and now that they really know how much clubs would pay for Everton, perhaps it’s time to take the best bid.
In case they are knocked out of Copa Libertadores tonight, Tottenham have a good chance of signing Everton for £30-40m, and even agreeing a deal before January should they wish.