During his time behind the scenes at PSV, FC Twente and AZ Alkmaar, Marcel Brands frequently showcased his ability to snap up rising talents on the cheap long before they became household names, from Dries Mertens to Hirving Lozano, Gini Wijnaldum to Mousa Dembele.
And it seems that Everton’s highly-rated director of football is at it again with 20-year-old Sosa in his sights.
And, according to TYC, Everton are willing to invest £11.5 million in one of South America’s brightest young defensive midfielders. The report adds that River Plate are willing to cash in for two main reasons.
One, and quite simply, they need the money. Two, the reigning Copa Libertadores champions already have a number of players in the same position.
Everton could perhaps see Sosa as a long-term successor for Idrissa Gana Gueye, who continues to be linked with a move away.
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