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Odds suggest Everton have beaten Liverpool & Barcelona in race for wonderkid

| 31.01.2017

It’s not often you see Barcelona, Everton and Liverpool all linked with the same player. But add to that the fact that the Toffees look to have beaten their rivals in the race to sign someone and we have an incredibly strange case on our hands.

The man in question is Brazilian prodigy Caio Emerson.

Currently on the books at Corinthians, the 17-year old wouldn’t be able to move from the Brazilian outfit until next month – when he turns 18.

But that hasn’t stopped our traders from making Everton the 8/13 favourites for the wonderkid’s signature.

While the prospect of playing for La Liga giants Barcelona would seem too good to refuse for most youngsters, Emerson’s apparent decision to opt for a move to Goodison Park already tells us he’s got a mature head on his shoulders.

And Toffees supporters will certainly be walking round Merseyside with a smug look on their faces if the forward turns down a move to their Red neighbours in favour of the Blues.

Perhaps Emerson has been swayed by the potential game-time he’d likely receive at Everton, especially given the fact that Koeman has already handed senior debuts to three players aged 19 or younger this season.

Regarded as one of the most exciting prospects in South America, Emerson’s potential arrival to the Premier League would be a huge coup for the division as a whole.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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Alex Apati

Alex has been with the Ladbrokes PR team since 2017 having previously worked for the news department. From sparring with Peter Fury to talking interviews on the Duke and Duchess' baby names, he's covered a range of sports and novelty events.

A frustrated West Brom fan who is no stranger to an oche, Alex is originally from Dudley, although he's worked hard to rid himself of the Black Country twang.