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Benfica want Gremio star Everton or Luca Waldschmidt

New Benfica head coach Jorge Jesus is interested in signing Everton Soares, according to TVI24 and Record.

Benfica welcomed back Jesus after a successful spell at Flamengo and hope to hand him some big signings.

Free agent Edinson Cavani has been linked in recent days, and now Everton’s name has circulated.

Associated with Napoli and PSG, the Gremio winger is one of the best attackers in Brazil.

The major obstacle for Benfica would be Gremio’s asking price of around €30m, a prohibitive fee for the Portuguese side.

In the 2019-20 Brazilian league, Everton scored 11 and assisted five goals in 30 appearances.

Napoli had a strong interest in him back in May but moved on to other targets.

Everton has won 14 caps for the Brazil national team and is ready for a big move to Europe at the age of 24.

A German alternative

Should be prove too expensive for Benfica, they have an alternative in mind – Freiburg attacker Luca Waldschmidt.

Waldschmidt, 24, plays a similar role to Everton and his father has already been in Lisbon for negotiations.

Benfica could do a double deal for Waldschmidt and defender Robin Koch, who remains on the club’s record despite premature reports of a deal being done.

Reports claim that Benfica could sign Walschmidt and Koch for a combined fee of €30m.

Waldschmidt’s good form for Freiburg last season led to him winning his first three Germany caps in 2019.

SourceTVI24

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