Argentina’s Under-23 manager Fernando Batista has made claims that Everton have signed Santiago Sosa according to Argentine outlet Ole.
Sosa has been heavily linked with the Toffee’s this summer after making five appearances for River Plate’s senior team.
Earlier this month, the same outlet, Marko Silva’s side struck a deal woth £13.3million with the Argentine giants to sign the 20-year-old.
The Toffee’s have had to wait to unveil Sosa because the midfielder is busy with the Argentine U23’s games against Algeria and Honduras.
In the meantime his manager Fernando Batista has confirmed that Sosa will be making the switch to Goodison Park.
“Wearing the national team shirt gives you prestige. Look at the case of Santiago Sosa, they are about to sell to Everton for major money and he played more games with us than with River,” Batista told Ole.
Everton have a flurry of options to play in the middle of the park with the likes of Idrissa Gueye, Morgan Schneiderlin, Tom Davies, James McCarthy and even Muhamed Besic all at their disposal.
The signing of Sosa becomes even more critical for Everton as Andre Gomes’ future at the club is uncertain as Everton have not been able to persuade Barcelona to sign the Portuguese.