Everton have joined the race for Real Salt Lake attacking midfielder Freddy Adu.

Adu's sensational form at this month's U20 World Championships in Canada has reignited the interest of Europe's major clubs.

Everton, along with Tottenham and Celtic, have been in contact with MLS in recent days about Adu's availability, while Benfica are also keen.

Indeed, Maisfutebol says Benfica have a major advantage over their UK rivals as Adu will not require a work permit to continue his career in Portugal.