Everton are interested in signing Benfica forward Everton

Everton are interested in boosting their attacking ranks in the summer by signing none other than Benfica forward Everton, according to reports.

In news that will surely be the subject of much attention, the Brazilian is on Frank Lampard‘s transfer shortlist.

That is according to Portuguese outlet A Bola, who claim Everton are interested in acquiring his services. Their interest is reportedly due to the fact that, as per TeamTalk, they are preparing for the departures of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison this summer.

Richarlison and his representatives have recently joined the CAA Base agency. The same agency helped complete the deal to bring Raphael Varane to Manchester United last summer.

Calvert-Lewin, meanwhile, has missed much of this season through injury. He hasn’t netted a goal in any competition since his return in January. However, he has been linked with a move to Arsenal this summer.

Who is Everton?

Liverpool fans will know all about Benfica’s Everton, having seen their team play against the Portuguese giants in the Champions League quarter-finals.

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Before the Liverpool game, Everton explained that he was looking to target Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ibrahima Konate and said he had focused on their “weak point“.

The 26-year-old started the domestic season brightly, scoring three goals and providing five assists by February.

However, he has recently gone through a barren spell, having failed to score or assist in his last 12 appearances. A total of 11 of those appearances have been starts.

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Everton has been a long-term transfer target for the Toffees. They came close to signing him from Brazilian giants Gremio in 2020. However, he moved to Benfica instead for €20 million.

The forward is under contract with the two-time European Cup winners until 2025. In addition, A Bola claim he has a release clause of €150 million.

Everton, therefore, are likely to have to stump up some serious cash to sign their club’s namesake. They also have to focus on keeping themselves in the Premier League as well.

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