Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain have both made enquiries for Gremio winger Everton, according to reports in Brazil.
The 23-year-old had an outstanding Copa America for the host nation and has been linked with the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United in recent days.
However, it appears the Gunners have also registered an interest in Everton, although it is believed that no formal bid has been made yet.
Fans on Twitter believe the Brazilian international could be a viable alternative to Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha:
Better than Zaha!
— Osama (@Os177_) July 11, 2019
Edu you know what to do
— Santiko Restuadhi (@tikorestuadhi) July 12, 2019
If you’ve watched the Copa America you know this guy is a good player. Get him @Arsenal!
— IK (@ishrak_khair) July 12, 2019
I hope the price tag will be good for our team
— Sly Pembani- AFC (@Pembani) July 11, 2019
Much better than zaha
— Matheus Cruz (@theuscruz33) July 11, 2019
We’ve “enquired” to every single player known to be pro 😂 as soon as we get a price back arsenal are like pic.twitter.com/cnIpncEcDv
— Zed (@danzed_) July 11, 2019
Watched a 10 minute video of him and I can confirm this guy is better than Neymar https://t.co/9PgFigQ6Zb
— Jules 🏴 (@Guendouziasm) July 11, 2019
id have him over Zaha, Carrasco or Fraser
— Stefan Escu (@escustefan) July 11, 2019
With the Eagles said to be demanding £80m or more for Zaha, a cheaper option may need to be found. Everton could be available for close to Arsenal’s original £40m bid that was rejected by Palace and he is likely to be open to a move to Europe.
The winger has been pretty prolific in recent seasons, scoring 16 for Gremio last campaign and beginning this campaign with six goals in 12 appearances.
At the Copa America, he scored three goals, including one in the final against Peru, and also provided two assists.