Former Everton midfielder Don Hutchison has now said that the Toffees should buy Udinese striker Beto this summer.

The 6ft 4in centre-forward has been linked with a move to Goodison Park, and Hutchison states that the 25-year-old would be a ‘decent target man’ for Sean Dyche’s side.

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Indeed, taking to Twitter Hutchison said that ‘given the right service’, Beto could be a good signing for Everton this window.

Hutchison said: “Everton fans looking for a Centre Forward take a look at Beto at Udinese (been linked before) he showed last night v Juve. When given the right service he can be very useful (not prolific) but a decent target man that would bring midfielders higher up the pitch.”

Beto would be ideal signing as his power and size suit Dyche’s style

Everton desperately need to recruit a centre-forward this summer, and must avoid the mistakes of windows gone by, such as last summer’s £15m flop Neal Maupay.

Indeed, a striker with a similar build and style to Dominic Calvert-Lewin would be more in line with what Everton need, and ‘decent target man’ and 6ft 4in Beto could be a quality addition.

The 25-year-old scored 10 Serie A goals in 33 games for Udinese last season, contributing one assist, earning him a goal per game ratio just shy of one every three outings.

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Everton managed just 34 Premier League strikes last term, surviving relegation by just two points and no player at Goodison Park reached double figures for goals in all competitions.

The arrival of an additional target man would alleviate some of the pressure currently on Calvert-Lewin’s shoulders, who’s misfortune with injuries continued at Villa Park last Saturday.

Following a collision with goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, the England forward had to be taken off with a suspected broken cheekbone, though fortunately Sean Dyche confirmed that the 26-year-old avoided a concussion.

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