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Brazilian Defender Open To Everton Move Amid Interest From Fulham: Does Ancelotti Need Him?

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According to a recent report by Italian newspaper TuttoSport, as clarified by Football Italia, Premier League giants Everton have been credited with an interest in acquiring the services of Torino’s Brazilian defender Gleison Bremer. The 23-year-old centre-half is reportedly on the radar of both the Toffees as well as Fulham, with the English duo tipped to make a move for his signature in the upcoming January transfer window. The report claims that the defender is open to making the switch across the channel and that he is keen on the prospect of working under an experienced manager like Carlo Ancelotti.

Although the report has clarified that Everton are interested in Torino’s Brazilian defender Bremer, whether or not they actually end up signing him in the winter remains to be seen. The centre-half’s current contract with the Serie A club runs until the summer of 2023, which effectively means that Torino needn’t rush into offering him a new contract. Despite this, they are reportedly considering giving him a renewal, just to ensure that Bremer remains at the club beyond the current season. The defender is said to be flattered by the interest that Carlo Ancelotti has personally shown in potentially acquiring him.

What Is Everton’s Current Defensive Situation?

The Toffees actually have four distinct centre-half options to choose from, and at least on paper, aren’t in immediate requirement of any new acquisitions in that role. However, their apparent inability to keep clean sheets has come as a concern to the manager’s long-term ambitions. As good as their defensive options are individually, they haven’t been able to form any sort of stable partnership and taking that into account, this link to a new defender doesn’t come as too much of a surprise.

Everton Are Interested In Torino’s Brazilian Defender Bremer - Bremer in action
TURIN, ITALY – NOVEMBER 01: Gleison Bremer (L) of Torino FC in action against Luiz Felipe Ramos Marchi of SS Lazio during the Serie A match between Torino FC and SS Lazio at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on November 1, 2020 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Ancelotti’s men have managed just a single clean sheet in the Premier League so far, in what is sure to come as a worrying stat to the manager and backroom team alike. Michael Keane, Ben Godfrey, Yerry Mina and Mason Holgate are the four players that they have to choose from, although the combination of Mina and Keane is the one that has been preferred so far this season. It wasn’t until the last fixture against Manchester United that Ancelotti switched things up by bringing Mason Holgate into the mix. Despite that welcome change, it seemed to make next to no difference on their defensive fragility.

What Makes Bremer A Good Option For Everton?

One of the Brazilian’s biggest strengths is the general intelligence and technical ability that he shows in dangerous defensive situations. Capable of passing his way out of any mess, the 23-year-old would add some much-needed composure to the Merseyside club’s stuttering back-line. Moreover, the Torino man also tends to be a solid goal threat from set-piece situations and otherwise. Adept at driving forward with the ball at his feet or finding that killer cross-field pass, Bremer can be best described as the quintessential modern-day defender.

Everton Are Interested In Torino’s Brazilian Defender Bremer: Should Ancelotti Make A Move?

At 23-years-old, Bremer would fit into the system that the Italian manager is trying to build at Goodison Park, as he would likely be partnered up by the more experienced head of Yerry Mina. Although this is the case, the fact that the Toffees already possess four proper centre-halves could put them off in the long run. Signing Bremer would be a rather risk-free purchase, as he offers the composure and collectedness that is expected from a centre-half. However, with promising names like Mason Holgate and Ben Godfrey still in the Merseyside club’s roster, it would be a better option for them to try out other combinations before making a drastic move of this sort in the winter.

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