Cherries and Everton linked Eder scores first Portugal goal in 18th game

The Braga striker is apparently on the radar of a couple of Premier League sides, and scored the winner against Italy earlier this week.

Braga star Eder has been linked with Premier League newcomers Bournemouth and Everton in recent weeks by Portuguese publication O Jogo, and the striker has justified that Premier League transfer interest by finally netting his first international goal for Portugal, some three years and 18 caps after his debut for his country.

Eder had a decent season for Braga in the campaign just finished, with the 27-year-old scoring 14 goals as he helped his side to 4th spot in the league. This was a step up from the previous season where the forward struggled for games and goals, netting just 4 times in 16 matches.

His career has been fairly up and down at both club and international level, with the fact it took the striker 18 matches before he netted his first international goal some indication of that.

But his country have seen enough in the player to continue selecting him, and Eder could have done little more than scoring the winner against Italy to give Portugal their first win against the Azzurri in 39 years.

The forward's goal was all the more impressive considering he was filling in for Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, netting a fine volley from a leftwing cross.

Bournemouth or Everton fans, if they were to sign the player, will be hoping he can bring anything like the former Manchester United man's form to the Premier League.

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