€15m Everton target could leave in the summer after deciding to stay put on deadline day

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During the final days of the January transfer window, Everton were looking at domestic and foreign markets to strengthen their team and eyed Union Berlin attacker Sheraldo Becker. A deal in the winter transfer window didn’t materialize but that could change in the summer.

The Toffees were hoping to reinforce their attack in January, especially after sanctioning the sale of Anthony Gordon, who joined Newcastle United for a fee of £45 million. Everton have been struggling while going forward and needed a striker and a wide player to boost their chances of survival as they prepare for a lengthy and demanding relegation scrap.

On transfer deadline day, the Toffees were linked with a move for Becker as they hoped to lure the 27 year old to the Premier League. The Union Berlin attacker has 15 goal contributions (eight goals, seven assists) in 28 games this season and his inclusion would have instantly improved Everton’s goalscoring chances.

Everton were not the only side keen on Becker. West Ham United, who were also looking to sign a forward in the window, wanted to sign the Union Berlin man. Ultimately, Becker ended up staying at the Bundesliga side but a summer move could be on the cards.

Everton target Sheraldo Becker could leave in the summer

According to Bild reporter Christian Falk, Union Berlin are aware that they could lose Becker in the summer. The Bundesliga side is just a point adrift of league leaders Bayern Munich and is in a strong position to ensure Champions League football for next season. Sanctioning a move on the deadline day would have left Berlin with a weaker squad.

"Both West Ham and Everton are interested in Sheraldo Becker. We’ve just had it confirmed that Union received a concrete offer on Monday, though it’s not immediately clear which of the two submitted it.Union, however, now have a chance to potentially secure Champions League football next year and they’re still in the cup, so that’s why they were reluctant to sell Sheraldo.But in the summer they know they could lose him. He’s got a contract that runs until 2025. I could imagine seeing him switch to the Premier League in the summer. (via Christian Falk on Caught Offside)"

Whether Everton will have a go at Becker in the summer remains to be seen. Firstly, securing Premier League status for next season is the top agenda. If they fail to do so, attracting any player to Goodison Park will be a difficult job. If they do remain in the Premier League, EFC could entice Becker in the summer as the idea of playing in the Premier League does seem attractive.

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