Everton Football Club has had a shaky start to the ongoing Premier League season as the club has faced two consecutive defeats in as many games. Another negative for Everton in these losses has been the fact that the club hasn’t managed to score a single goal. Naturally, The Toffees would want more from their forward line, and to boost the same, the club has registered their interest in Udinese striker Beto.
As per a tweet from journalist Fabrizio Romano, Everton has approached the Italian club with a deal reported to be worth €25/26m. The Portuguese striker has been on the radar of The Toffees since the January transfer window. The tweet further mentioned that sources close to the deal felt Everton’s bid won’t be enough to convince Udinese. Beto’s current deal at the Serie A club has a release clause worth €35m.
Last season, Beto was impressive while leading the line for Udinese. In 33 appearances for the club, the 25-year-old netted ten goals and dished out two assists. Many fans and pundits across Europe considered Beto a threat due to his dribbling and finishing abilities. If Sean Dyche’s team can sign the Portuguese striker, it will be interesting to see how he helps Everton climb back to the top.