By Jonty Banks

19th Apr, 2023 | 2:40pm

Everton ready to revive Beto transfer interest if they survive relegation, player keen on exit

Everton could revive their January interest in Udinese striker Beto if they remain in the Premier League this season with the striker ready to leave the Italian club, according to Tutto Udinese.

Gianluca Di Marzio reported on transfer deadline day that the Toffees had tabled a £30.8million bid for the Portuguese forward, but the deal never materialised.

Tutto Udinese have now shared that Sean Dyche’s side could “return to the office” if they maintain their top-flight status this campaign and their target is “ready to say goodbye” to Udinese.

However, if Everton don’t continue their pursuit of Beto, several other Premier League teams are expected to enter the race to sign the 25-year-old.

Touch expensive?

There’s clearly a host of teams who are interested in taking Beto’s services this summer, and Everton must be careful not to get drawn into a transfer auction if the becomes the case when the window opens.

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The January transfer window looks to have been the best time to sign the forward, and they may now face a much tougher prospect if they re-engage come the end of the season.

The Toffees’ need for an out-and-out centre-forward has been well documented over the past 12 months, with the departure of Anthony Gordon in January looking to have provided Dyche with some more spending power in the summer.

For Everton to stand any chance of signing Beto, who has scored ten goals and registered one assist this season, they simply must maintain their Premier League status.

A player of his calibre won’t even consider playing second-division football, so a potential transfer will hinge on the upcoming seven games that Everton have to remain outside of the bottom three.