In a recent tweet, journalist Alexandre Praetzel mentioned that Everton have made a €8m offer for Corinthians winger Wesley. It has been stated that the Toffees have launched a move to bring the Brazilian wide player to Merseyside.
Wesley’s Rapid Rise In The Brasileirao
The 18-year-old has already managed to break out as a first-team starter at the Brazilian club and has managed to put in a few impressive displays for them in the final third. Wesley has scored two goals and grabbed one assist in 30 senior matches for his current employers thus far across multiple competitions.
The Brazilian talent has caught the eye off the bench as he is averaging 0.8 shots, 0.5 key passes and 2.1 dribbles per game in the Brasileirao. He has even distributed possession well in the opponent’s half based on his pass completion rate of 78.3% in the Brazilian top tier (stats via whoscored).
His current contract at the Brazilian club will run out in the summer of 2027. Hence, the Toffees might struggle to convince Corinthians to part ways with their prized asset next year.
Is Wesley The Right Fit For Everton Boss Sean Dyche?
Wesley is a technically gifted footballer who can make a few driving runs with the ball in the final third. He can create the odd chance for his teammates in the opposition half. The Brazilian attacker usually generates some power with his shot attempts from long range.
He mainly functions as a left-sided wide player but can also play as a right-winger or as a centre-forward if required.
At 18, Wesley has the potential to become a future star at the highest level as long as he continues to mature as a footballer with each season. He would be a terrific, long-term acquisition for Everton if Sean Dyche can find a way to get a deal done for him soon. However, there are some question marks over whether the youngster can make a smooth transition to life in English football.