Edu holds talks to make Brazil winger Everton his first Arsenal signing

Edu has held talks to sign Everton for Arsenal
Edu has held talks to sign Everton for Arsenal (Getty)

Edu has held talks over signing Gremio winger Everton Soares for Arsenal, according to reports in Brazil.

Arsenal officially named Edu as their new technical director earlier this week and he has taken up his role following Brazils Copa America campaign where he worked as the general coordinator for the national team.

Everton, meanwhile, played a key role in Brazils Copa America success this summer and ended as the tournaments Golden Boot winner with three goals.

The forward was also named Man of the Match for his performance in Brazils 3-1 win over Peru in the final.

SIPA USA via PA Images sport Football RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 07, 2019 Final - Brazil vs Peru - Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - July 07 2019. Photo: Heuler Andrey/DiaEsportivo in the pic: Everton of Brazil best player of the match (Photo by pressinphoto/Sipa USA)
Everton was named Man of the Match in the Copa America final (PA Images)

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According to UOL and GloboEsporte, Arsenal started talks over a move for Everton during while Copa America was still ongoing and Edu was able to feed information about the player back to the club.

GloboEsporte report that Edu spoke to the players agent Gilmar Veloz on Monday before he travelled to England to discuss the potential cost of the transfer for Arsenal.

Unai Emerys side are now considering submitting a formal offer to Gremio.

Edu spoke with Unai Emery during Arsenal's pre-season camp in Los Angeles
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