At the start of October, Italian website Calcio Mercato had a story saying Fiorentina would be interested in Brazilian midfielder Matheus Jesus.
They claimed the Serie A side would be ready to present a €3.5m bid for the player, which shouldn’t be enough to get him, especially because of the heavy competition from Watford, West Ham and Schalke 04. Everton weren’t mentioned at the time.
Now one month later, they come with an update saying that the bid really wasn’t enough, and it will be hard for the Italian club to get him.
But when mentioning the competition this time, they say it’s Everton, Bologna and Sampdoria who are interested in him. The clubs reported before, including West Ham and Watford, were all forgotten.
Now this is still very strange. Loaned from Estoril to Brazilian side Santos until the end of 2018, the 20-year-old is far from impressing that much to be wanted by so many clubs.
Despite being called ‘Pogba da Vila’ as a joke from Santos fans, he’s still fighting for a place in the starting team, which makes us wonder what the European sides are seeing that manager Elano is ignoring.
It may even be possible that Matheus’ agents are offering him around Europe, and Everton may be one of these clubs who got a call, but it’s hard to find a reason why the Toffees would bid for him. And the same goes for West Ham and Watford.