Everton Soares admits future lies away from Gremio amid Milan links

By Oliver Fisher -

Gremio and Brazil star Everton Soares has admitted that he will look to move on from his current side at some point.

The Rossoneri were linked with a number of forwards over the summer as Paolo Maldini and the rest of the leadership wanted to give Marco Giampaolo a second striker to help implement his 4-3-1-2 system.

In the end, Ante Rebic arrived on a two-year loan from Eintracht Frankfurt on deadline day, but that came after weeks of links with Angel Correa of Atletico Madrid.

We reported on numerous occasions that Correa was the Rossoneri’s first choice to reinforce the attack during the summer window, with personal terms had been agreed with the Argentine.

However, difficulty arose over agreeing a fee with Atleti, and Gianluca Di Marzio told Sky Italia (cited by MilanNews.it) towards the end of the window that Everton was viewed as an alternative.

Calciomercato.com recently reported Milan did indeed make an attempt late in the window to try and sign the Brazil international, and that their pursuit of the 23-year-old is not yet over.

Now, the player himself has discussed his future and has opened the door for bids in January.

“I was not disappointed [to stay at Gremio], actually the opposite,” he told reporters while on international duty with Brazi, as per Calciomercato.it.

“When I leave it will mean that it will be a good thing for me and for the club, the offer did not satisfy both parties. 

“I don’t think he should be anxious, everything comes at the right time.”


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