According to Sky Sports, Everton are interested in signing Gremio winger Everton Soares, and the 23-year-old would form a fearsome attack at Goodison Park alongside Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Well, Sky Sports simply say that the Toffees are keen on the Brazilian, who shone for his country during their Copa America triumph last summer, scoring three goals at a rate of one every 114 minutes as they won the tournament.
The report brings up the fact that director of football Marcel Brands said at the club’s AGM on Tuesday night that they don’t have a great deal of depth on the right side of their attack, with Soares a right-footed wide man who is comfortable playing on either flank.
Brands said, as per Sky Sports: “Because of the new manager coming in, Carlo (Ancelotti) has changed the system a little bit more to 4-4-2,” he said on Tuesday night.
“So that means we have quite a lot of options now in central midfield and a little bit less on the right side in this new system.”
Should the Merseyside outfit manage to get a deal over the line for the forward, he would be part of what would be a strong attacking unit.
Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin have often been preferred up front when Carlo Ancelotti has favoured a 4-4-2 formation during his reign so far following his appointment last month, with the former scoring 10 goals and providing a further four assists in all competitions and the latter getting 10 goals, too.
There have been occasions when he has gone with wing-backs and three in attack, including someone like Theo Walcott with the pair like against Liverpool in the FA Cup, but it hasn’t really worked out.
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The other two have shown that they can step up and find the net for the club, and that has been hugely beneficial as they haven’t had a great deal of help from their teammates in that respect.
Their next-highest scorers are Bernard, Alex Iwobi, Tom Davies and Gylfi Sigurdsson, who have two apiece.
Meanwhile, Soares showed his attacking abilities for Gremio in 2019 by averaging 2.8 shots and 3.1 dribbles per game in the Brasileirao according to WhoScored – as a comparison, Everton’s best-rated player for the latter is Seamus Coleman with 2.3, with Walcott down on 0.5.
Three goals and a man of the match award in the 2019 Copa America final show what the 23-year-old is capable of, and he would add a new and exciting dimension to the Toffees’ frontline.