Everton has won the race for Brazilian wonderkind Reinier.
According to reports from the Liverpool Echo Everton appear to have won the race for Brazilian prodigy Reinier.
It was reported that both Manchester City and Liverpool were in the running for the 17-year-old.
It is believed that AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund also made enquiries into Reinier’s availability.
But Marco Silva has stepped up and secured the deal for January when he turns 18.
The Flamengo starlet will wrap up a deal costing the Toffees 36 million pounds for his services.
This would be a huge deal for a player with little more than potential at the highest level.
The young Brazilian has yet to make a senior appearance but shone at the Under 17 South American Championship this year.
While it is only a rumour. The story originated from the same Brazilian source that called the Neymar to PSG deal.
Brazilian reporters Marcelo Belcher and Bruno Formiga have a tendency to steal the march on the deals regarding fellow Brazilians.
According to Belcher and Formiga:
“Everton have an outline agreement with Reinier for a transfer in the winter market.”
“He turns 18 on January 19th, 2020. So that’s the earliest he’d be able to move to Europe anyway.”
It remains to be seen if anyone else will jump in and throw their weight around before it is made official.
Everton has not been afraid to spend this transfer window. Having secured the services of Fabian Delph.
They are currently pressing on with the Moise Kean deal from Juventus. As well as being linked with a host of other prospects.