Everton star Richarlison has revealed he’s spoken with Brazil teammate David Neres about a potential switch to Goodison Park this summer, as reported by The Liverpool Echo.
Marco Silva has a big transfer window ahead of him as he determines how to improve his team to the extent they could possibly challenge the top six of the English Premier League.
One area that could be improved is at right-wing and Brazilian outlet UOL reported last week that Everton have been in negotiations with Ajax about a potential move for Neres.
The 22-year-old was in action for his country alongside Richarlison against Bolivia in the Copa America, and the Everton man later revealed he is keen to link up with his compatriot at Goodison Park.
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As quoted by The Liverpool Echo, he said:
“I’ve spoken to him about it already. I told him the doors are open for him there, and that he could help us a lot.
I hope he comes. He’d be very welcome there. I’ve known him since we played together for Brazil’s U20 side, and he’s a guy I get along with really well. Hopefully I’ll see him there.”
With Neres obviously now aware of the situation at Everton, as well as potentially happily joining up with one of his Brazil teammates, he’s definitely a player the Toffees must try to land this summer.
Scoring 12 goals and assisting 15 times last season he emerged as one of the most exciting players at one of the most exciting teams in Europe – Ajax.
Having a left-footed winger on the right flank, coupled with the right-footed Richarlison on the left, could give Everton a massive attacking threat that puts opposition defences under serious pressure.
Still just 22 years of age but on the cusp of great things, this could be the last summer Everton have to land him before the super rich teams swan in and snap him up themselves.
If the deal is there, and makes financial sense, it must be done.