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Everton link resurfaces but reports of a bid denied

| Thursday, 16 January 2020 32comments  |  Jump to last
Everton are again being strongly linked with Gremio winger Everton Soares but the Brazilian club's chief executive has played down the speculation.

Reports resurfaced in the past few days that the Toffees were eyeing their namesake who is consistently being linked with a move to Europe.

There were even suggestions that Everton have made an approach for the player nicknamed "the Little Onion" which were fuelled further when Richarlison messaged him on social media saying that, "we are waiting for you."

However, Klauss Camara was quoted in the Brazilian as saying that while there has been plenty of chatter, there hasn't actually been an approach thus far for the player who is reportedly valued at around €35m.

"Everton in Everton is a situation that has been coming out more intensely. But there is no proposal put forward," he said.

Marcel Brands indicated at Tuesday' AGM that the club are looking at players able to play wide on the right and Soares would fit that description.

Original Source: Sky Sports  

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Chris Mason
1 Posted 16/01/2020 at 06:33:12
Would be a huge upgrade on Walcott. Is it likely though? Also, what about our centre mids?

Over to you, ToffeeWeb rumour kings!

Peter Bourke
2 Posted 16/01/2020 at 06:50:40
Seriously, this guy is incredible. Would love to see him in at Everton. Couple him with a midfielder like Rabiot and sign a centre mid and we will be cooking.
Sam Hoare
3 Posted 16/01/2020 at 07:18:09
He looks a very good player but his best position is a left winger cutting in onto his right. We already have a few of those.

Would rather someone whose best position is on the right wing.

Jim Bennings
4 Posted 16/01/2020 at 08:20:52
I reckon temporarily that Bernard can be used in the creative midfield position, short term anyway.

Bernard for me is another player that’s wasted playing wide left, we’ve had him in the team nearly 18 months and whilst there’s been some glimpses of true class, I think there is far more we could be getting from this player.

Eddie Dunn
5 Posted 16/01/2020 at 08:30:34
Jim, exactly, Bernard looks so dangerous on the run in the centre of the field. I would like to see him there where he would be able to unlock the deeper lying defenses. He would cause lots of panic and gain us free kicks in an area that we have neglected in favour of wing play.
Derek Knox
6 Posted 16/01/2020 at 08:46:56
Of all the Transfers/Rumour/Gossip and players we have been linked with, I just hope there is some mileage in this. He is a player that would transform our attack, and is more than capable of getting a few goals himself.

Everton to Everton does have a certain ring to it, let's hope it becomes reality. Also a midfield general would take a lot of pressure off the rest of the team, and would see us through to the Summer. Ideally if not sounding too greedy a Centre Back as well would be an extraordinary Window for January.

Paul Cherrington
7 Posted 16/01/2020 at 09:02:42
I hope this is not true and just paper gossip. The lad may be a decent player but we do not need another winger to add to our collection.

What is it with Everton and signing the same type of player over and over when we need urgent additions in other crucial areas? Everyone can see we need centre backs and centre midfielders first and foremost. Any money spent elsewhere is just a waste.
Jim Bennings
8 Posted 16/01/2020 at 09:32:00
Agree Eddie.

Sometimes you sign a player without a nailed down position in the team and it takes the player to come and go before realising that you never played to his strengths or the teams benefit.

Bernard has never truly excelled on the wide midfield areas, he’s done ok nothing more, but if you want more than just ok then try him out in the middle.

Mike Gaynes
9 Posted 16/01/2020 at 10:00:55
Eddie and Jim, Bernard looked dangerous through the middle against Brighton not because he was playing there but because he was angling in from the left wing -- something Carlo clearly directed him to do, and very different from the way Silva used him. (Of course, Brighton's weak midfield defense helped too.) And Siggy was releasing him with passes from deep.

This is a player who loves space. I think positioning him in the middle to start with would make him less effective, not more. I love the tactic of having him make runs there.

Sam Hoare
10 Posted 16/01/2020 at 10:12:01
Agreed with Mike. We are not currently playing a 10 anyway so having Bernard in the middle would be asking him to play more of a box to box role which is not the best fit.

Right now he is playing in his best position I think which is a left winger with every license to roam inside and adopt a '10' position. To use his intelligence to find the space.

I think/hope we may be about start seeing the best of Bernard more regularly.

Eddie Dunn
11 Posted 16/01/2020 at 10:37:02
Mike and Sam, therefore he should have a relatively free role. Anyway, whether he is detailed in the centre to start or not, it is a good weapon to have him looking to get in that place where he can use those quick feet and silky skills to have more of an impact on the game.
Sam Hoare
12 Posted 16/01/2020 at 11:10:01
Eddie, my initial point was that he plays the same position and role as Everton who likes to start on the left and come in.

I like Everton as a player a lot but think we need a natural right winger much more. Richarlison may also revert to the left though it’s debatable whether that or CF is his strongest position.

Anyway I believe we need to buy players because they specifically fit with what we need rather than just because they are good.

Steve Ferns
13 Posted 16/01/2020 at 19:30:59
Sam I thought Everton Soares played further forward than Bernard, same or similar to Richarlison. I thought he’d be up top if he came in, not left mid in a 442.

I also like Bernard inside in the 4222 formation going wide when defending and cutting inside in possession.

Fran Mitchell
14 Posted 16/01/2020 at 22:25:41
This guy is a 'craque'. It's no secret that both Jay and I, the two gringo toffees, have been singing this guys praises for over a year now.

With the Richarlison connection, this could be a real coup. I can see no reason he could not play on the right, on the left, or up top in a 4-4-2. Or on the left or right of a front 3. Or slightly behind in a 4-2-2-2. He and Richarlison as a front 2 would certainly get the pulses racing.

He's young, he's proven it in the big stage (Copa America and libertadores).

If he is available, and he is willing to come to us, then personally it is too big an opportunity to miss.

And getting him in January, so that he is in full flow next season would be ideal (rather signing in summer and having a player play for a 2 seasons basically without a break).

Robert Tressell
15 Posted 16/01/2020 at 22:43:04
Would like to see a mobile, technical and fast front 3. If he were left footed it would provide better balance but no biggie. Him, kean and Richarlison ahead of gomes, davies and gbamin sounds good. My only concern was that he blocks the route of Anthony Gordon into the first team. But maybe not. Gordon may even learn from him. Certainly got quality and end product.
Jim Bennings
16 Posted 17/01/2020 at 08:01:51
This is going to be the truer test of whether or not we have learned our lessons following the derby debacle.

We are strong at home, the home form usually takes care of itself so bouncing back at home to Brighton with the crowd behind them was always expected.

Tomorrow however, a trip to West Ham under Moyes will prove a sterner examination and hopefully our players a ready mentally for it.

Our away form has been the Achilles Heel for years so it would be nice to start winning more frequently under Ancelotti.

We need to find a more clinical edge in front of goal.

James Stewart
17 Posted 17/01/2020 at 08:12:29
Yes! If he would come, we should make this happen. Top player who could play anymore across the frontline.
Sam Hoare
18 Posted 17/01/2020 at 09:55:44
Steve@13, yes I think he's probably more of a winger than Bernie. But presumably if we maintained a 442 he would be playing left midfield rather than a striker. Either way I think we need attacking/creative players who can do a job on the right side more than the left.
Derek Knox
19 Posted 17/01/2020 at 10:32:11
I'm surprised there have ben so few responses to this article, I can only assume most TW'ers have just filed this under 'Another Window Gossip Rumour' or don't really know much about him.

Like Fran @14, who lived in Brazil for years along with Jay Woods but in different areas, know more about this guy, and I have followed what I can of him from over here. The lad truly is 'magic' and what could go in our favour is a big mate of Richie.

He IS affordable, and although untested in Europe or the Prem, would adapt very easily in my opinion. Such is my faith in this guy, even if he was our only signing in January, he would make a colossal difference and the Prem wouldn't realise what has hit them.

His diminutive size defies his undoubted skill and speed and ability to conjure a goal out of nothing. As I said in my previous post " Please, please let/make this happen!

Derek Knox
20 Posted 17/01/2020 at 10:34:41
The other thing I meant to mention but posted too early, is from a Global point of view too, this would be a masterstroke in recruiting millions of Brazilian Evertonians should the lad join us!
Robert Tressell
21 Posted 17/01/2020 at 10:39:49
It might also help accelerate conversion of Richarlison to centre forward - which I think is where he will end up
Sam Hoare
22 Posted 17/01/2020 at 10:48:27
Robert, yes I agree. Perhaps that has already happened?

The player, who actually plays on the right wing, i'd like is Buendia.

He has created the third most chances in the league this year from open play after De Bruyne and Grealish. He also makes 2.5 tackles per game, which FYI is more than anyone in our team except Sidibe.

If Norwich get relegated then Buendia should be our main target I believe. Very creative, very hard working and already proven in our league. If they get relegated I guess he'll cost somewhere between £20-£30m and at 23 I think he'd prove worth every penny. There would be competition no doubt but we could offer him an almost guaranteed starting place given our paucity of right wing options.

Anyone who gives any of that "don't buy relegated players BS" go and see how Robertson and Wijnaldum have worked out.

Robert Tressell
23 Posted 17/01/2020 at 11:06:51
Yes beundia is a little gem, lettuce hopefully sign him. As an aside, I do think iwobi could develop into a v good player - but is probably the weirdest of brands'signings so far (no obvious role). Similar position as buendia but different style. Buendia has a bit more bite and drive.
Derek Knox
24 Posted 17/01/2020 at 11:52:28
Robert, yes he does seem to be somewhat of a decent player in a poor side, however I was reading the other day that our friends across the Park are also interested him and are monitoring Norwich's and his performance.

Says a lot for our scouting system when other teams can pick up these players for next to nought, and we only either pay over the odds, or buy expensive under-achievers!

Sam Hoare
25 Posted 17/01/2020 at 12:13:32
Robert, I agree about Iwobi and think he can prove a good player for us. Has similar qualities to Buendia but less drive as you say.

I think a Iwobi does his best work in central areas. Perhaps like Bernard and indeed Buendia. Maybe we need someone with more express pace; a younger more effective Walcott. Chukwueze maybe or Ikone at Lille. Would still like Malcom once he realizes Russia was a terrible choice.

Tony Abrahams
26 Posted 17/01/2020 at 12:36:34
It’s all about desire and wanting to run with regards Iwobi, and I also agree that he looks a different player when he’s played centrally.

You don’t need great pace to play in the middle, although it obviously helps, but as long as you have got good feet, and can go past a man, then it’s all about desire and how often you want to do it, that really counts?

I love watching Bernard when he’s on form, but for all his neat flicks, and clever movement, sometimes I just wish he’d hold the ball a second longer, and make his opponents second guess him, and believe this would take him up another level, if he just had more belief and started using his natural talent, that little bit more?

Steve Ferns
27 Posted 17/01/2020 at 13:04:56
I’d be interested to see what Buendia could do in a decent side. If the money is right, I’d sign him.

Derek, how do you know we can afford Everton Soares. We need to sell someone in order to get anyone in due to FFP restrictions, don't we? I can’t see Everton being less than £20m.

Derek Knox
28 Posted 17/01/2020 at 13:54:42
Steve F, I appreciate what you are saying with regards to FFP, but surely an agreed loan with a definite buy out clause after the season finishes would circumvent that.

Or, alternatively the money could be paid now, and the fine could be risked, but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't come to that!

I think that 50M Euros was being talked about, but in my opinion he would be worth every penny!

Matthew Williams
29 Posted 17/01/2020 at 14:23:23
Decent player but would cost way too much and am sure the Premier Big Boys will ramp up any bid.

Bale is the man. Build a young team around him. We need a star, a talisman, a true focal point for our attacks.

If we break the bank for a player, it must be him even if a few of our "stars" get sold on to fund this transfer.

Steve Ferns
30 Posted 17/01/2020 at 18:01:08
Derek, a breach of FFP could see us relegated. That’s extreme, but a points deduction could also be imposed.
Steve Shave
31 Posted 17/01/2020 at 22:27:46
Yes, Steve, I made a shout for Buendia on another thread. Industry and a real flair for a pass. Even if, by some miracle, Norwich sold him in January, he would cost north of £40M. Given his stats this season, it's likely everyone is looking at him.

My family are all Norwich fans and they rave about him, I remember Farke saying before this season he thought Buendia would be their first ever £50M player. I thought he was off his tits at the time... the statement not looking so far-fetched now!

Clive Rogers
32 Posted 18/01/2020 at 10:32:21
What, no onion/ vegetable jokes like if he gets skinned we’ll all be crying. That’s shallot.

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