Everton have reportedly launched a €25m (£20m) transfer bid to sign Udinese striker Beto, with the Serie A side believed to be considering the deadline day offer.
According to TuttoMercatoWeb, the Toffees have made a late attempt to sign the Portuguese attacker in what could be Sean Dyche’s first signing as Everton boss, with the Merseyside club being heavily linked with Beto throughout the January transfer window.
Likened to Chelsea attacker Romelu Lukaku as per GIFN, Beto has impressed in Italy since joining Udinese last season, with the striker bagging 11 goals last year and this campaign looking likely to beat that record with seven goals already, with Everton now eager to bring the forward to England.
With Udinese considering Everton’s offer to sign Beto, there’s a good chance that the bid will be accepted and that the striker will soon have to make a decision on whether to leave Italy for the Premier League, where the 25-year-old Lisbon-born attacker will play a key role for Dyche in keeping the Toffees up in the division.
Dyche’s goal with Everton this season is a simple one, keep the Goodison Park side up in the Premier League at all costs and rebuild the club in the summer transfer window, and signing a striker like Beto on deadline day this Janaury could be key to this plan.
The Portuguese forward is in great form, and with Everton in need of a replacement for Anthony Gordon, signing Beto could be an excellent short-term solution for the Toffees’ attacking ranks, with Dyche a manager who can also get the best out of the 6’4″ striker.