Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on the deal to bring Beto to Everton.

Journalist Fabrizio Romano has stated that Everton are close to securing the services of Udinese striker Beto.

Sean Dyche is desperate to bring a new goalscorer to Goodison Park. The Toffees are still yet to score in the Premier League this season, and find themselves bottom of the table after three matches, without a point on the board.

The Merseyside club have identified Beto as the man to fire them to safety this season. They are now on the verge of confirming his arrival.

Speaking on Kick, Romano has given a full breakdown of where the deal currently stands. The Italian reporter said, “on Beto, the agreement between Everton and Udinese is done. It is in excess of €30 million, it is not going to be €35 million. €35 million is the value of the release clause. Everton are not paying the release clause, but something in excess of €30 million. It will include some bonuses, some add-ons, and the agreement with the player is also done. Beto is on Merseyside ready to complete his move in the next 24/48 hours…Beto will become new Everton player.”

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Everton in need of Beto

The €30 million fee that Romano references for Beto equates to around £26 million. This would represent a significant investment from Everton and would put plenty of pressure on the striker to deliver.

However, the 25-year-old forward looks ready to step up and test himself in the top flight of English football. The Portuguese forward has spent the last two seasons plying his trade in Serie A for Udinese. He scored ten goals for the Italian outfit last season, and bagged eleven times in the campaign prior to that.

Beto has also drawn plenty of praise for his link-up play and all round game. Udinese director Pierpaolo Marino has previously suggested that Beto has the quality to be “Osimhen’s heir” at Napoli.

If Beto can get close to the level of Osimhen then he will be a revelation for Everton, who are in dire need of a player who can find the back of the net on a regular basis. Dyche simply cannot go beyond transfer deadline day as reliant on the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Neal Maupay as he currently is.

Everton fans will be hoping that Beto’s arrival is sealed in time for him to make his debut against Sheffield United on Saturday.

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