Everton is very close to completing a loan transaction for Ruben Vinagre. As Everton looks to complete their second deal of the summer season, they have their sights set on acquiring a left-back from Sporting Lisbon. The Toffees are interested in the defender.
After spending the previous campaign on loan, Vinagre was eventually able to seal a permanent transfer to the club earlier this summer.
It has been stated that Sporting paid £8.5 million for his services, but the club is content to lend him out for the 2022-2023 season.
During his tenure at Molineux, the 23-year-old has already had 32 Premier League outings under his belt. Kevin Thelwell, the director of football at Everton, is familiar with Vinagre from their time spent working together in a similar capacity at Wolves, and it seems that the two of them may soon be reuniting on Merseyside.
Coverage for Vitalii Mykolenko will be provided by the former Portugal under-21 international, who has experience playing both full-back and wing-back positions.
To be fair, Everton fans had anticipated the club would have already signed another striker by this point to fill the void left by Richarlison, who signed with Tottenham Hotspur.
Many people feel that Frank Lampard’s team has another area that has to be strengthened, and that region is the central midfield. However, considering everything, it seems like the Vinagre transaction is a good one.
Lampard must provide further competition for Mykolenko if he wants to remain with the 3-4-3 formation. There have been a few lingering doubts about whether or not Niels Nkounkou is prepared to take on the role of a supporting player.
The French player spent the previous season on loan with the Standard Liege club in Belgium, where he played a total of 25 games but did not score or provide an assist.
How much money does Ruben Vinagre expect to make?
According to reports, acquiring Vinagre won’t put a strain on Everton’s already vulnerable financial condition.
The Blues will reportedly pay his entire wage of €16,000 per week, which was reported by the Portuguese news portal Record. That comes out to just a little less than 13,500 dollars.
That is low pay when compared to what players make in the Premier League. Importantly, this results in more money being available in the squad’s coffers for use in areas that need more attention than others.
Rumors are circulating that Everton will have the option to acquire Vinagre for the price of twenty million euros if the player performs well at Goodison Park.
According to many reports, he would be given the number 29 jersey, which is the same as the one he wore when playing for Wolves.
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If this signing works out there’s no reason why Everton can’t avoid relegation
— 𝓈𝒽𝒶𝓃𝑒 © (@ShaneoNUFC) July 27, 2022
Fab…please I need clarification on his salary..is it €800K for the entire year or Vinagre will be earning €800k weekly..
— EL NINO (@NINOJAY99) July 27, 2022
Don't they need a right back rather than a left back?
— CV (@TheChillVillan) July 27, 2022
Everton have bought some shocking players over the last couple years. Can see them getting relegated next season.
— Terry (@Terry01711833) July 27, 2022
can see him flopping. Bad business from Everton
— woob (@goob8_) July 27, 2022
€16k a week which is about £13-14 a week here.
— Mick (@Mick79331978432) July 27, 2022
They’re getting relegated 😭😭😭
— 💫 (@_7siete) July 27, 2022
Bad business by Lampard always choosing players of the wrong profile.
— Abdulmajid© (@photo_bunny2) July 27, 2022