Brazil forward Everton keeps open mind about future

2019-07-10 03:17:09 GMT2019-07-10 11:17:09(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

PORTO ALEGRE, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Brazil and Gremio forward Everton Soares said he could make a decision about his future on Wednesday amid mounting interest in the 23-year-old from European clubs.

Everton shared the top-scoring honors with Peru's Paolo Guerrero with three goals at the Copa America in Brazil, which the hosts won by defeating Peru 3-1 in Sunday's final at Rio's Maracana stadium.

He returned to train with his Gremio teammates on Tuesday and will play for the Porto Alegre outfit in the first leg of their Copa do Brasil quarterfinal against Bahia at Arena do Gremio on Wednesday.

"Maybe I'll tell you something after the match," Everton told a news conference when asked about reports of his impending departure.

"It's a magical moment that I'm experiencing: winning titles with my club and such an important trophy with the national team."

Everton's impressive form for club and country has seen him linked with Manchester United, Manchester City, AC Milan and Bayern Munich, among other European giants.

The left winger is contracted with Gremio until 2022 and the 2017 Copa Libertadores champions are reportedly seeking 60 million euros from suitors.

"I don't necessarily think that this is the right time to leave Gremio," said Everton, who is nicknamed Cebolinha, or Little Onion. "If an offer comes that is good for me and the club, we'll talk. I don't want to just leave a club where I feel good to go to Europe and not play. That wouldn't make me happy."