The Portuguese press links Everton and West Ham to the Olympiacos left-back Leonardo Koutris today.
The story, which comes from newspaper Correio da Manhã, starts with Porto’s interest in the player. It’s claimed they’ve been watching him and plan to sign him in case of Alex Telles’ departure.
Then the outlet claims that Everton and West Ham ‘have already shown their interest’ in the 23-year-old, who was born in Brazil but now plays for the Greek national team.
Correio da Manhã says the player has a ‘market value’ of €3m (which they probably got from Transfermarkt), but Olympiacos won’t let him go for less than €10m.
That’s all the newspaper has to say for now, as they don’t have many details on who would be leading the race for the left-back.
It’s not a secret that Premier League sides have a financial advantage over Portuguese clubs, so Everton and West Ham would certainly have no problem to win an auction against Porto.
With Everton signing Lucas Digne last summer, they could target Koutris as a back up option, since Leighton Baines’ contract expires at the end of the season. As for the Hammers, Arthur Masuaku and Aaron Cresswell have been fighting for a place in that position for the whole season.