With Everton winger Bernard visiting his former club Atletico Mineiro a few weeks ago, it’s inevitable that he ends up being linked with a return to the Brazilian side.

That’s why journalist Jorge Nicola keeps being asked about the possibilities for this move, and in a video this week, he explains the situation.

The reporter spoke directly to an Atletico Mineiro director, asking if he could ‘rule out’ any chances of the club signing Bernard in this transfer window. The answer was “at this moment, yes”.

Nicola agrees that the club can’t sign the Everton player now, but in his opinion, they’re interested in getting him.

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Since Bernard’s contract with Everton has one year left, the journalist admits it’d be ‘too heavy’ for Atletico to agree a move now, since his wages are too big and the Toffees would demand something for the transfer.

However, it’s believed that his former club are ‘monitoring’ his situation with an eye on the end of his deal in 2022. Nicola claims it’s likely the move will end up happening in the near future.