£36 million Everton deal agreed with Arsenal as Emery all set to complete first big summer deal
Fresh reports have again claimed Arsenal have agreed a fee with Gremio to bring Everton Soares to the Premier League this summer.
The 23-year-old is hot property after scoring three goals to help Brazil to the Copa America title, winning the Golden Boot in the process, with Gunners boss Unai Emery now showing a keen interest in a deal.
He claims to have an offer to quit Gremio amid speculation Arsenal have made an approach for his signature, and according to UOL Esporte, the Gunners opened talks with Everton during the Copa America, which concluded last weekend as Brazil beat Peru in the final.
Now Fox Sports Brazil claim the Gunners have sent medical staff to Brazil to conduct tests for the 23-year-old, with the reports suggesting the two clubs have agreed a £36million deal.
It is no secret that Unai Emery is keen to bolster his squad this summer and has been impressed by the Brazilian after his exploits for the National side, in which he netted three goals while on International duty with Brazil.
He recently told UOL: ‘Right now I have an offer on the plate, but I can’t say the name of the club in question.
‘Just as I cannot promise that I will be here again on Thursday to play against Bahia. We’ll see.’
Now it is no secret that Emery is desperate to improve a number of key areas of the pitch in the coming weeks, especially as he has failed to do any real big business so far this transfer news.
The Spaniard has a decent squad, but not one that is good enough to get back inside the top four this coming season, especially with all their rivals doing some sort of transfer business this summer.
Everton is decent, he has proved that for Brazil, but this could be seen as a panic buy for Arsenal as they are coming to that point in the transfer window that they need to get deals done, and anyone will do right now.
So it will be interesting to see if it is Arsenal that has made a move for Everton, as he could struggle in the Gunners side next season.
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