Beto has been compared to Michail Antonio.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ Saturday Social, Jay Bothroyd claimed that Beto has reminded him of the West Ham striker following his move to Everton.
The 25-year-old netted ten goals for Udinese last season and earned himself a £26 million move to Goodison Park, where he has so far made two appearances.
Beto scored his first goal for the club within half an hour of making his debut in the Carabao Cup, before putting on another promising display as Everton held Sheffield United to a draw at the weekend.
While the Portuguese forward has impressed supporters so far, Bothroyd has compared him to Antonio.
The Toffees were briefly linked with a move for the Jamaica international this summer after he bagged only five goals in the Premier League last season.
Speaking on Beto, Bothroyd said: “He’s a good target man, he holds the ball up really well.
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“At the moment he’s reminding me a bit of Michail Antonio, as in he does a lot of the unselfish things. He holds the ball up and brings other players into play which is great in itself.”
Pundit gives Beto a D rating despite Antonio comparison
Despite the former Wolves striker praising Beto, he admitted he wasn’t quite as convinced by his goalscoring ability.
In the video on the Sky Sports YouTube channel, Bothroyd is rating each Premier League’ club’s striker. Continuing on Beto, Bothroyd says: “As a goalscorer, I’m going to have go D.”
The 41-year-old clearly thinks highly of Beto’s abilities as a footballer, but isn’t convinced that he will be the goalscoring forward that Everton desperately need this season.