Report: Liverpool want to sign Gremio's £45m forward Everton Soares

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp applauds the fans after the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Porto and Liverpool at Estadio do Dragao on April 17, 2019 in Porto,...

Premier League challengers Liverpool and Manchester City reportedly face another battle for Brazil international Everton.

Everton of Brazil and Gremio in action during the International Friendly match between Brazil and Panama at Estadio do Dragao on March 23, 2019 in Porto, Portugal.

Liverpool are interested in signing one of the most exciting talents in Brazilian football, according to Calciomercato – a Gremio forward who ironically goes by the name of Everton.

The versatile forward shot to fame with 16 goals for his club during the 2018 season, forcing his way into the Brazil national team after their disappointing quarter-final exit at the Russia World Cup as a result.

 

As a result, it seems unlikely that Everton will be playing in South America this time next year with some of Europe’s biggest clubs cottoning on to his mercurial talents.

Calciomercato reports that Liverpool are interested in signing a forward who shares his name with their bitter rivals from across Stanley Park.

Walter Kannemann of Gremio battles for the ball against Arboleda of Sao Paulo during the match Gremio v Sao Paulo as part of Brasileirao Series A 2018, at Arena do Gremio on July 26, 2018,...

With Daniel Sturridge out of contract and Divock Origi’s future uncertain, Jurgen Klopp wants to add depth to his attack and Everton, who can play anywhere across the front three, would fit the bill.

Liverpool’s interest comes just a week after the Sun claimed that Manchester City were leading the race, having held talks with a player Gremio want £45 million for.

Everton Soares of Brazil (L) fights for the ball with Alberto Quintero of Panama (R) during the International Friendly Match between Brazil and Panama at Estadio do Dragao on March 23,...

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