The survival roller coaster ended on the final day with Everton keeping their Premier League status intact with a 1-0 win over AFC Bournemouth. A summer of transformation needs to happen and signing a striker is one of the priorities of the summer. Udinese striker Beto has been on Everton’s list for a long time.
When Dominic Calvert-Lewin is on the Everton side, the Toffees look lethal going forward and have a strong focal point. Without him, EFC have struggled in attack and looked toothless. Neal Maupay has not made the desired impact which has also put his future in question at the club. Ellis Simms is still a work in progress and cannot shoulder the responsibility of being the prime striker for a 38 game long season.
Calvert-Lewin’s injuries continue to haunt the player and the club. Despite his precision and lethality, his recent injury record makes him an unreliable option, at least for now. The Toffees tried to sign a striker in the January transfer window but failed in their pursuit.
Everton could reopen talks for Udinese striker Beto
Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres, Southampton forward Che Adams and Udinese’s Beto were on Everton’s list. In fact, the Blues of Liverpool also made an attempt to sign Beto, but the Serie A side rejected an important offer as they were reluctant to sell. Udinese technical director Pierpaolo Marino is aware that keeping Beto beyond this summer will be extremely difficult and will listen to offers for the Portuguese striker.
According to Mondo Udinese (via Sport Witness), Everton could return for Beto in the summer transfer window after failing to sign him in January. The Toffees could reopen negotiations now that their Premier League status is safe. In order to convince Udinese, Everton will have to table a bid of at least €35 million (£30 million).
Beto is a player that Everton have been tracking for a long time and want to launch another attempt for signing him in the summer. The Toffees will have to raise their January offer, back then; they offered €25 million for the 25 year old.
Everton aren’t the only ones interested in Beto. Napoli could see Victor Osimhen leave in the summer and are eyeing Beto as a potential replacement for the Nigerian. The Toffees will have to move quickly or they risk facing immense competition for the Portuguese star. Beto’s arrival will surely ease the pressure off Calvert-Lewin and also give Everton a solid goalscoring option other than Calvert-Lewin.
Will EFC sign Beto in the summer?