Beto, a Portuguese striker, has been signed by Everton from Italian club Udinese for a rumoured sum of up to £30 million.
“Everton is a very prestigious club in the Premier League with a long history. This decision was simple to make. When a team like Everton makes an attempt to sign you in January and then makes another attempt in the summer, you feel like, “OK, they want me for real.”, said Beto.
The 25-year-old, who joins Goodison Park on a four-year deal, is their sixth summer signing. The 6ft 4 striker, who netted 10 goals for Udinese last season, will surely strengthen the Toffees who haven’t scored a single goal yet this season.
After losing their first three games, Sean Dyche’s team is currently in last place in the Premier League. The Toffees will head to Sheffield United for a league match on Saturday at 12:30 before playing Doncaster Rovers in an away game for the Carabao Cup the following Wednesday.
Manager Sean Dyche stated, “We have been waiting to bolster our striking options to bring more offensive talent to our team, and Beto’s signing provides us that.”
“He has excelled and scored goals in a high league like Serie A in the previous two seasons. He has several qualities that we believe will help him succeed, including being a strong striker who can carry the ball, hold up play, be strong in the air, and work hard for the club.”