Everton are keeping tabs on talented youngster Santiago Sosa of River Plate in Argentina, according to a report published by Canal San Juan. 

The 20-year-old lacks sufficient professional experience but he is a highly-rated young talent and will be part of the Argentina U-20 squad which is due to play in the World Cup in Poland this summer.

There is no doubt that the South American nation will be looking to win the event, which could put the reported Everton target in the shop window.

The report adds that Sosa does not have a EU passport. This could potentially pose a problem as he will therefore have difficulties in terms of being integrated into the Toffees first-team should he be signed in the near-future. However, the Merseysiders are still monitoring the situation.

Sosa reportedly has a £11.5 release clause in his contract. This presents an affordable option in today’s transfer market and he may be able to bring in massive profits to Everton should they sign him and he develop into a star.

Everton boss Marco Silva is good in terms of identifying young South American talent. He brought a relatively unknown Richarlison to Watford in 2016 and the Brazilian who how plies his trade for the Toffees has emerged as one of the best young talents in the Premier League.

The 22-year-old also managed to score 13 goals in the Premier League for the Merseysiders this season and has worked his way into the Brazilian squad.

A deal could end up happening. Everton transfer chief Marcel Brands also has a history of bringing in players from South America which dates back to his days with PSV Eindhoven.

However, Everton fans may be slightly concerned given that Ramiro Funes Mori joined them from River Plate and turned out to be a relative flop in England.


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