Everton Ribeiro’s agent has revealed to Lancenet that he has two offers from Premier League clubs and one from Germany as interest in the playmaker mounts.
The 24-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United following a title winning season with Cruzeiro in Brazil where he was named Player of the Year for his exploits.
He has goaded interest from United on several occasions by saying he would choose a move to Manchester over Real Madrid and his agent has now increased the hype around his potential exit from Cruzeiro by saying there are already three offers on the table.
“Everton received official proposals to leave and his family are aware of this,” Robson Ferriera said.
“Let’s first talk with Cruzeiro who owns the federative rights of the player. As the club president said himself, Everton is the ace of the team and was the player who improved the most last season.
“He was elected by all national sports critics as the best Brazilian player and received the Golden Ball. He appreciates that he reached new heights last season.”
Ribeiro has insisted that he wants to stay with Cruzeiro to take part in the Copa Libertadores and although Ferreira reiterated that he was very happy in Cruzeiro, he left the door for an exit firmly open.
He continued: “Everton likes Cruzeiro, he is happy in Belo Horizonte and has the dream of playing in the Libertadores.
“Cruzeiro is part of the project for the player but so is Europe. Let’s talk to the board of Cruzeiro to see what we all think and take it from there. Football is dynamic, a lot can happen until January 31.”
Ribeiro and his management team are certainly doing their utmost to generate interest in him. In Brazil, he is unlikely to have a season as good as his title winning campaign with Cruzeiro again so a move away is almost inevitable.
He sees United as his preferred destination and talks have already been confirmed between him and United. Certainly, if he gets his own way, he’ll be moving to Old Trafford in the near future.