Former Everton player Gerard Deulofeu helped the Merseyside club sign Beto this summer.

Everton have said “thanks for the assist” to Gerard Deulofeu, after Beto revealed that the Spanish winger played a part in convincing him to make his £30 million move to Goodison Park.

As per the Toffees’ statement, Beto said, “I talked to Gerard Deulofeu the day before I travelled. He told me Everton is a big club, has crazy fans, they love you and it is a really good club to play for.”

Sean Dyche will be delighted to have secured the services of Beto. The club are in desperate need of a striker, having failed to score a single Premier League goal so far this season, with three matches played.

Beto arrived at Everton from Italian club Udinese, where Deulofeu currently plies his trade. The pair shared a strong relationship on the pitch in Serie A, and the man who left Everton in 2017 clearly backs the striker to be a hit on Merseyside. 

Udinese Calcio v US Sassuolo - Serie A
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There will be plenty of pressure on Beto to hit the ground running in the Premier League, with Everton already in dire straits. The 25-year-old managed ten league goals for Udinese last time out, and the Toffees will likely need him to hit double figures again at the very least this season.

The arrivals of Arnaut Danjuma, Jack Harrison, Youssef Chermiti, and now Beto, have transformed Everton’s attacking contingent this summer. Meanwhile, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Neal Maupay remain on the books. Dyche needs these new faces to bed in and gel quickly so that the Toffees can start getting some points on the board.

If Everton don’t start picking up points soon, then their season could spiral into disastrous territory very quickly. A lack of goals, and reliable goalscorers, has been a big part of the club’s recent issues. Beto needs to be an equally big part of the solution if Everton are to somehow steer themselves clear of a relegation dogfight this season.

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