Everton have announced the signing of forward Beto from Udinese in a £25.75 million (€30 million) deal.
The 25-year-old is the Toffees’ fifth signing of the summer window and fourth offensive addition, following Arnaut Danjuma, Youssef Chermiti, and Jack Harrison.
Everton have agreed a fee of £25.75 million (€30 million) with Serie A club Udinese for striker Beto.
The 25-year-old has agreed to a four-year deal.
Beto scored 10 goals in 34 appearances in Italy last season and becomes Everton’s sixth acquisition – and fourth forward addition – this summer.
The Toffees are presently bottom of the Premier League after losing their first three games without scoring a goal.
Everton signs striker from Italian Club
Following Everton’s 1-0 loss to Wolves over the weekend, manager Sean Dyche stated, “People still ask why we haven’t signed two strikers?” We don’t have pots of gold; we’re just trying to make agreements.”
Youssef Chermiti, Beto’s compatriot recruited from Sporting Lisbon earlier in the window, came off the bench against Wolves, and Everton have also signed Arnaut Danjuma from Villarreal and Jack Harrison from Leeds this summer.
“It feels good to join Everton,” Beto told Everton TV. I’ve always admired them as a club.
“Everton is a big, big Premier League club that is well respected and has a long history.” This was a simple maneuver.
“When a club like Everton tries to buy you in January and then comes back in the summer, you feel like, ‘OK, they really want me,’ so that made the decision easy for me as well.” My idol, Samuel Eto’o, also played here, making it even more meaningful.”
“We have been eager to strengthen our striking options to add more attacking quality to our squad, and the arrival of Beto gives us that,” Everton manager Dyche stated.
“He has impressed and scored goals in Serie A for the past two seasons.” He has a lot of traits that we hope will see him prove to be a success with Everton as a robust striker who can carry the ball, hold up play, is strong in the air, and works hard for the team.”