According to reliable journalist and transfer expert, Nicolo Schira, the Toffees are looking to sign Soteldo in the summer, and have held talks with Santos president JC Peres.
The Santos club president has also confirmed that the Toffees are interested in their midfielder.
Peres has confirmed that the asking price for the Venezuelan is €35m (£32m) and detailed discussions with Inter’s sporting director Piero Ausilio have fallen through.
The diminutive young winger has scored 10 goals and provided seven assists in 36 games for Santos, and many Everton fans are not entirely convinced with the player. Here are some of the selected tweets:
mans 3 inches shorter than bernard
— ⁷ (@H_OwensRA7) March 22, 2020
No they haven't we are all isolating
— The Street End! Block GT7 Row R (@andyc192) March 22, 2020
His height alone puts me off. Bernard just about struggles with the physicality of the PL, this lad would too. His goals to game record isn’t great either for a winger.
— Dan (@zodoz9) March 22, 2020
Looking on YouTube he’s the next Messi 😂😂😂
— TheBlues (@gflan02) March 22, 2020
We trying to get together a South American subuteo team?
— Nate H (@theatreofchips) March 22, 2020
He’s even smaller than Bernard
— EFC.Cain (@efc_cain) March 22, 2020
With arms that length he could put new goalie
— baabaablue (@VaffanculoEFC) March 22, 2020
Everton will be looking to bolster their attacking options, but probably Carlo Ancelotti doesn’t need to spend big on a left-winger at the moment. Everton need a striker and a right-winger this summer, and it remains to be seen whether the Toffees make any concrete move for him.