According to a report from Globo Esporte, West Ham target Everton Soares has just turned down a £260k-a-week move to Qatar. Calcio Mercato reported recently that the Hammers and Manchester United both want to sign the Brazilian from Gremio in the summer.
David Moyes will undoubtedly be keen to bolster his attacking ranks at the London Stadium this summer.
With Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko facing uncertain futures at West Ham (Claret and Hugh), the addition of a top class winger might just be one of Moyes’s priorities at the end of the season.
First and foremost, the Hammers must avoid relegation. And if they do just that, someone like Everton Soares would be will within their reach.
Soares has racked up 47 goals and 17 assists in 179 games for Gremio (Transfermarkt).
The 24-year-old usually plays on the left flank and likes to cut inside onto his favoured right foot. He is a great dribbler and has plenty of pace (Football BH).
Gremio will not sell Everton Soares for a penny less than £25 million this summer (Area Napoli), however. So West Ham will have to dig deep if they want to get their man.
If Globo Esporte’s report is correct, and the Brazilian did indeed turn down such a lucrative move to Qatar, it is obvious that he is not interested in money.
And if the Hammers prove to hm that they can push for a top seven finish next season, then who knows? The 24–year-old might just be keen on a move to east London.