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Everton to Man Utd? Brazil’s ‘little onion’ thinks he’d fit right in at Old Trafford

By Mohamed Moallim

Published: 13:13, 17 June 2019

Gremio forward Everton believes he’s suited to play for Manchester United.

The 23-year-old Brazil international shone in the Seleção’s recent Copa América opener against Bolivia, scoring the third in a 3-0 win.

Who is Everton? Five things to know…

  • Age: 23
  • Position: LW
  • Career path: Grêmio
  • Key stat: Second player from the state of Ceará to score a competitive goal for Brazil after Zé de Mello in 1959.
  • Did you know? His nickname is ‘little onion’ after a character in a popular Brazilian cartoon.

Having started on the bench, Everton came off with nine minutes left and proceeded to register his first goal for his country in his seventh appearance.

Such a high-profile moment naturally brought him further into the limelight and he’s subsequently been associated with a big move to Europe where fellow wingers Richarlison (Everton) and David Neres (Ajax) are playing.

The 23-year-old is not short of confidence and has already backed himself to be a success at a giant like Manchester United.

“I’m a player that’s always trying to get on top [of the opposition],” he told Sportmail.

“Cutting in from the left with dribbles and good finishes. Clubs in Europe have this style of play too and maybe I can fit in at Manchester United and others.”

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A graduate of Grêmio’s academy, which in the past has produced Ronaldinho, the Maracanaú-born footballer has made no fewer than 145 appearances for the senior team in all competitions registering 37 goals and 10 assists.

If he continues to shine at Brazil’s home Copa then chances are his time at Gremio could be concluded and the player is clearly confident about his ability to play at the highest level.