Everton target Wilmar Barrios has said he only expects to leave Boca Juniors at the end of the year.
Club president Daniel Angelici had already claimed that he’s not selling any players during the current season, and it was confirmed by the player himself when speaking to the Argentine press.
In quotes published by Clarín, Barrios said: “It’s possible that some offer may come and president Daniel Angelici has been clear, if something arrives it will be analysed and the idea is that I will leave after the Liberatores.
“Today I have my mind set on Boca, on working and helping the team for what is coming, then we will see what happens, I have to meet with my representative and with the president.”
Clarin claims that Chelsea, Everton and Tottenham are all interested in the player, but it’s only the Toffees who have made a ‘formal contact’ for the transfer.
All the outlets claim that the player is protected by a €18m release clause, and we wonder why are they so certain that he’s only leaving in December, since a European club can just pay that amount to get him.
Boca Juniors are currently qualified for Copa Libertadores’ round-of-16, and will be facing Paraguayan side Libertad.
It has been reported previously that Everton could agree a deal now and then see the player arrive in the winter market.