Brazil has been known to produce some real gems in the world of football. From Neymar to Oscar and all of the Brazilians plying their trade in some of the toughest leagues in the world, the samba nation has acquired somewhat of a name for themselves in world football.
The latest revelation to come out of Brazil is 24-year-old Everton Ribeiro, who has reportedly caught the eye of top Premier League managers including the likes of David Moyes and Brendan Rodgers; both of whom are competing for his signature in the upcoming transfer window.
It is somewhat predictable that most fans of the teams mentioned above will be wondering - Who? And in all honesty, quite a few other football fans are probably wondering the same thing. So, who is Everton Ribeiro?
Everton Ribeiro started out his career at Corinthians, who he continued to play for up until 2011.
He only managed to rack up 20 appearances for the Brazilian giants, and had a spell out on loan at Sao Caetano, a lower league Brazilian side, where he managed to make 87 appearances, while scoring eight times.
He then moved to Coritiba and made a total of 82 appearances for the club while scoring 20 goals, a rather significant improvement from his previous performances at his past clubs.
Ribeiro really got into his stride and impressed after his move to Cruzeiro however, as he began to put in performances of the highest standard for the Brazilian side, making a total of 35 appearances scoring 7 goals and bagging 11 assists - a feat that is quite impressive considering the attacking midfield role that Ribeiro had taken up.
He then went on to win the Campeonato Brasileiro's player of the year; an award previously won by the likes of Neymar and Hernanes.
This is why the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool are looking to sign the Brazilian youngster who is yet to hit his prime, and if he lives up to his potential, he could be the next superstar making a name for himself in the Premier League - one of the toughest leagues in the world.
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