Arsenal open negotiations for goalscoring winger as Zaha alternative

Arsenal are believed to have agreed a €40m deal to sign Gremio winger Everton, with club doctors said to be travelling to Brazil to conduct a medical with the 23-year-old. They have been linked with a host of players without being closer to any of their reported targets.

We pretty much know this is a necessary process, but it's still a little weird to see it happening now since there haven't even been reports of an official bid from the Gunners.

Everton has been in sensational form in the past season helping his side Gremio win with Copa Libertadores title as well as winning the Copa America with national team Brazil.

Everton was a rather unknown entity prior to this summer's Copa America, but his reputation across Europe has certainly grown in the last month.

Arsenal's squad is in major need of additions this summer as Unai Emery looks to end their three-year absence from the Champions League.

Lille winger Nicolas Pepe is another name in the frame for Arsenal but there has been no concrete offers for the Ivorian.

On paper, he looks like the flawless signing for Arsenal, with Unai Emery's side not possessing many quick, unpredictable wingers.

According to UOL, Gremio are likely to demand a fee of around £36m for the player, who has scored 49 goals in 210 appearances for the club, with Bayern Munich and AC Milan also reportedly keen.

Everton has himself confirmed a club have already spoken to and due to links with Edu, its apparently Arsenal. As for Arsenal, if they do sign Everton, they might have a bright prospect on their hands, one that can solve Emery's winger problem.



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