Everton will need to put at least £26.3m on the table to sign Portuguese forward in summer

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It is imperative that Everton will have to sign a striker in the summer transfer window as goalscoring woes continue to haunt the club. The Toffees tried to sign a striker in the winter transfer window but failed. Udinese striker Beto was one of the top targets in January.

Everton desperately needed a striker in the winter transfer window as Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s injury issues and the lack of goal threat by Neal Maupay left Everton in dire straits. EFC are the lowest goalscoring side in the Premier Leaguw, netting just 18 goals in 24 games.

Everton made inquiries for Duvan Zapata, Marko Arnautovic, Viktor Gyokeres and some other strikers but neither of the talks progressed. The Toffees launched a bid for Udinese striker Beto but the Serie A side rejected the offer.

Everton will have to table a bid of at least £26.3 million for Beto

Some time back, Udinese technical director Pierpaolo Marino admitted that they rejected a substantial bid for Beto in the winter transfer window but keeping hold of him and Rodrigo Becao in the summer will be very difficult as clubs continue to circle around the Udinese duo with Everton being one of the many interested sides.

The Toffees tabled a £21.9 million bid in January which was rejected by Mondo Udinese. The same report suggests that Beto has started scoring again and his goal against Spezia has brought him back into the headlines.

There is a feeling that holding onto the Portuguese striker beyond this summer will be difficult and the Serie A outfit will be open to selling Beto if they receive a bid in the region of €30 million to €35 million. Udinese have also identified M’Bala Nzola as a candidate to replace the 25 year old.

Everton will have to table a bid of at least £26.3 million to stand a chance of signing Beto in the summer transfer window. However, Sean Dyche’s side first needs to secure Premier League football for next season or else attracting players to Goodison Park will be a tough task.

Beto has a contract till 2026 but there is very little possibility that the Portuguese will stay beyond this summer. Another report has stated that EFC could look to sign Udinese duo of Becao and Beto in the summer. Becao has been a target for EFC for some time and it shouldn’t be a surprise if they launch another attempt to sign the Brazilian.

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