“It’s not Chelsea, it’s not Tottenham, it’s Everton.”
That’s how TyC Sports from Argentina reported the Toffees’ chase for the Boca Juniors midfielder Wilmar Barrios.
Even though the Blues and the Spurs were being pointed out as most likely destinations for the 24-year-old, it’s now claimed that Everton are the club who recently made an enquire for the player.
TyC claims that Barrios is currently protected by a €18m release clause. But if the Toffees accept to buy him now and only get him in December, at the end of the South American season, then he could leave for less.
A contact from a Premier League club has been confirmed by the Boca Juniors president Daniel Angelici this Friday. Without revealing the name of the interested side, the official only claimed that ‘it’s a big possibility’ that Barrios could be moving to England.
Angelici also promised Boca Juniors fans that he’s not selling any players before December. But if Barrios’ release clause is paid, the president probably doesn’t have much to do to stop it.