With the January transfer window coming to a wrap, the rush has started for clubs and players who still wish to conclude transfer ins and outs to ascertain club members as the second half of the 2020-21 season dawns upon us.
One of such clubs eager to oversee an exit of one of their players is Premier League outfit, Everton. The Toffees are keen to offload Brazilian winger Bernard with a loan move just around the corner. Arabian club AL-Nasr are keen to strike a loan agreement with Everton that will see Bernard swap clubs before the winter transfer window deadline day.
According to Fussball Transfers, the Saudi Arabian giants are close to agreeing a €5m loan fee for the Brazilian winger who has found game time really hard to come by on the blue side of Merseyside. The loan deal is reportedly going to include an option to make the transfer permanent and both clubs are finding the agreement a beneficial one.
Another clause that will reportedly be involved in the deal is that Bernard’s imminent club will be solely responsible for paying the Brazilian’s full wages. Everton will particularly find the offer an appealing one considering that they won’t have to pay a dime in wages as they look to cut short their wage bill.
Bernard has been a transfer target for various clubs since last summer with clubs like Italian giants AS Roma, Premier League outfits Arsenal and Crystal Palace, as well as German Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin all interested in signing him last summer. He however was not allowed to leave as manager Carlo Ancelotti needed him to make up squad numbers.
Another advantage this deal will bring to Everton is that they will be making some profit on the player who initially joined them on a free transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk three years ago.