Report: Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers lead Premier League trio in chase for £10m Andre Almeida

Nuno Espirito Santo, Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers reacts as Marco Silva, Manager of Everton gives his team instructions and fourth offical Mike Dean looks on during the Premier...

Almeida is said to be interesting Everton, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Leicester City, Southampton and Brighton and Hove Albion.

Andre Almeida of SL Benfica with the Primeira Liga trophy after winning the match between SL Benfica v Santa Clara - Primeira Liga at Estadio da Luz on May 18, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers are leading Leicester City, Southampton and Brighton and Hove Albion in the chase for Andre Almeida's signature, according to The Sun.

Right-back Almeida has been a key member of Benfica's title-winning side this season, scoring or making 14 goals.

 

But it is claimed the 28-year-old wants to test himself in the Premier League and could be 'snapped up for a bargain £10 million' this summer.

Such a figure is likely to fall within many top-flight clubs' budgets, although it is suggested that the presence of Portuguese managers Marco Silva and Nuno Espirito Santo, at Everton and Wolves, respectively, gives those two sides the edge on rival suitors, Leicester, Southampton, Brighton.

Nuno Espirito Santo, Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers reacts as Marco Silva, Manager of Everton gives his team instructions and fourth offical Mike Dean looks on during the Premier...

It is also noted, via 'sources close to the player', that Almeida sees himself playing for a 'top-half Premier League club', which is another potential blow to the Saints and Seagulls' chances.

His fellow right-backs, Seamus Coleman and Matt Doherty, played regularly for Everton and Wolves, respectively, this past season.

Seamus Coleman of Everton celebrates after Phil Jagielka of Everton (hidden) scored their team's first goal during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Arsenal FC at Goodison...

But given Coleman's advancing years and Wolves' need for reinforcements ahead of next season's Europa League campaign, it would come as little surprise were either club to move for Almeida.

Would Almeida be a good addition for Everton or Wolves?

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