Manchester United opinion: Why Solskjaer must go for Everton Soares
According to a report from the Manchester Evening News, Manchester United sent scouts to Brazil to watch Gremio star Everton Soares as they eye a potential move for the forward.
Everton, 23, was one of the standout performers in the 2019 Copa America as he finished the tournament as the top scorer and helped Brazil win the title for the first time since 2007.
The 23-year-old scored three goals and bagged one assist in six outings and won the Golden Boot award. He also picked up the Man of the Match award in the final, where Brazil defeated Peru 3-1.
As the Brazilian Serie A has already commenced, the forward was back in action for his club side Gremio three days after the Copa America triumph and scored in their Copa do Brasil quarter-final first leg draw with Bahia.
Manchester United aren’t the only club showing interest in the Gremio forward, as Bayern Munich and AC Milan are also interested in the Brazilian, the report adds. In fact, Everton has also spoken of his suitability to play for Manchester United.
United have made only two signings so far in the transfer window, which is not enough for Solskjaer’s side to compete for the title next season.
The acquisition of Daniel James will add a lot of pace and energy to the United attack that struggled to score goals last season. The likes of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku need more competition and support if the Red Devils are to win trophies and that’s why the signing of Everton would make sense for the Premier League giants.
Predominantly a left-winger, Everton can also play on the right or lead the attack when required. Strong with his dribbling, the 23-year-old is a goalscoring winger, something that he proved in the Copa America as well. The South American is renowned for his blistering pace, power, technical skills and ability to score screamers.
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A two-footed player, Everton would add the much-needed spark to the United attack as they looked out of sorts quite a lot of times last season. The Brazilian speed machine is technically sound and has an eye for goal, which is why he could be worth the shot for the Red Devils.
Everton’s value has skyrocketed after his impressive showing in the Copa America, which means United have to fork out a lot of money to bring the nippy forward to Old Trafford this summer.