Arsenal target Everton Soares learning English as transfer speculation intensifies

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 18 Jul 2019 7:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link195Shares Advertisement Arsenal target Everton Soares learning English as transfer speculation intensifies Everton starred for Brazil at this summer’s Copa America (Picture: Getty Images)Gremio’s Everton became a target for Arsenal when it became apparent that they could not meet Crystal Palace’s valuation of Wilfried Zaha.The Brazil international appears to be available at less than half the price of the £80m the Gunners were quoted for the Ivory Coast winger.Arsenal technical director Edu is believed to have met with the player’s agent last week and knows Everton well having worked as general coordinator of the Brazil national team before returning to Arsenal.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Gremio forward was an unlikely star of the Copa America over the summer, scoring three goals in the tournament and winning the Man of the Match award in the final as Brazil beat Peru 3-1.Manchester United, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, AC MIlan and Bayern Munich have all also been linked with a move for Everton, but it appears that Arsenal have won the race for the in-demand forward.MORE: Wilfried Zaha tells Crystal Palace he wants to leave after Arsenal’s failed transfer bidMORE: Unai Emery convinced Dani Ceballos to join Arsenal in personal phone call Comment Everton looks set for a Premier League switch (Picture: Getty Images)Further evidence has emerged that Everton Soares will be moving to the Premier League as the Brazil star has been filmed learning English.The Arsenal transfer target is thought to be close to confirming a £36m move to the Gunners, and a club doctor has been sent to Brazil to conduct medical exams of the striker.The 23-year-old has already dropped a small hint that he is heading to the Emirates, by following new signing Gabriel Martinelli on Instagram, and now another clue has arrived.Everton’s wife, Isa Ranieri, posted on her Instagram Story on Thursday a string of videos of her husband learning English from his phone.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe striker appeared to master the words ‘dress’, ‘jacket’ and ‘hat’ as he begins to get a grasp of the new language.last_img read more