By Jonty Banks

16th Mar, 2023 | 7:10pm

Union Berlin striker Sheraldo Becker on Everton summer transfer list, Premier League duo also keen

Everton have Union Berlin forward Sherlado Becker on their list of potential summer signings and could offer him double his current wages, according to Sportbild.

Florian Plettenberg reported (30 January) that the Toffees were looking to sign the 27-year-old in January as a direct replacement for Anthony Gordon, making an enquiry into his services.

The Sky Sports Germany journalist later shared (31 January) that these approaches had been rebuffed by Union Berlin, with the club not willing to let any key players leave in the latter stages of the winter window.

However, with Sean Dyche’s side still in desperate need of attacking reinforcements, Everton, as well as relegation rivals West Ham and Nottingham Forest, have Becker “on their list” of summer transfer targets.

Sportbild believes that the 28-year-old, who has scored seven goals this season and has a market value of £13million, could earn double his current wage package if he were to complete a move to England.

Strong option

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Becker has been a consistent source of goals for Union Berlin this season and could be the player that Everton have been searching for since sanctioning the exit of Richarlison last summer.

It is a move that could have been completed in the January transfer window if Everton had got their act together quicker and offered Union Berlin the right fee for the in-demand forward, and they could now pay the price for their lack of organisation, with round two of the transfer saga looking far more competitive.

Becker’s future employers will likely hinge on whether any of Everton, West Ham or Nottingham Forest keep their Premier League status and can therefore afford the lucrative wage package that will be needed to lure him to England.

Seven goals and four assists so far this season proves that the Bundesliga forward is ready for the next step up in his career, and he seems to tick a lot of boxes for Dyche.

If Union Berlin give the green light for the Suriname international to move on in the summer, Everton would be foolish not to register their interest in a transfer.