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Evanilson, the 80m euro No.9 needed by Manchester United

New Manchester United head coach Erik ten Hag desires a No.9 and the membership have their eye on Porto‘s Evanilson, however the Brazilian may price them within the area of 80 million euros.

The Crimson Devils have already had a gap bid of 60 million euros (plus 5 million in add-ons) rejected by the Portuguese membership. An improved supply of 70 million is being ready, however the Dragons are holding out for the 80 million said in his launch clause.

One factor’s sure and that is that if the 22-year-old does depart Porto this summer season, he’ll change into their most costly sale of all time. The document is at the moment held by the sale of Eder Militao to Actual Madrid for 50 million euros.

21 targets in 46 video games

Evanilson arrived on the Dragao from Fluminense in 2020 for 8.8 million euros. After a season of adaptation and spending a while within the B crew, he loved a breakthrough yr.

In 46 video games for Porto in 2021/22, Evanilson has scored 21 targets, making him the crew’s second-top goalscorer after Mehdi Taremi (26 in 48).

“I am taking part in at stage, however I am not at my greatest but,” Evanilson instructed Lance lately.

“I will maintain working to continue to grow and if a giant crew is available in…”

‘Lewanilson’, ‘Evan Basten’, ‘Evanilshow’…

Evanilson‘s stellar season and taking part in type have drawn loads of nicknames and comparisons to different centre forwards. His idol rising up, nevertheless, was none apart from potential future teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.

“I just like the nickname ‘Lewanilson’,” Evanilson instructed Betanomag.

“They gave it to me once I was at Fluminense.

“It is a reference to [Robert] Lewandowski, who is without doubt one of the greatest strikers on the earth and a job mannequin.”

Swap to striker

Evanilson could also be seen as the answer to Manchester United‘s seek for a No.9, however he wasn’t at all times a centre ahead.

It was Gustavo Leal, who coached Evanilson for Fluminense and Brazil under-23s, who moved the Fortaleza native inside from the wing.

“Once I met him he was a winger. He had physique and linked up play nicely, so I believed that if I performed him by the center his productiveness would enhance,” Leal instructed MaisFutebol.

Stint in Slovakia

Porto weren’t Evanilson‘s first European membership. The truth is, he had a spell with Samorin in Slovakia in 2018.

Fluminense had an settlement with the Slovakian membership and infrequently despatched gamers on mortgage there. Evanilson scored three targets in six video games within the Slovakian second-tier earlier than returning to Fluminense.

Nearly retired

A yr previous to his first European journey, Evanilson thought-about giving all of it up after the sudden demise of his mom, Madalena.

“He actually felt like packing all of it in and strolling away from soccer,” Jose Neto, his first coach, instructed MaisFutebol.

“That they had a stunning relationship and Evanilson‘s world caved in. He put soccer to at least one facet for some time.

“Fortuitously he was sturdy sufficient to show it throughout.”

World Cup desires

Two appearances at under-23 stage are the extent of Evanilson‘s worldwide profession, however he’s nonetheless dreaming massive with Qatar 2022 on the horizon.

A transfer to Manchester United will surely make him arduous to disregard.