By Pranav Shahaney

8th Jun, 2023 | 6:40pm

£30m claim made as Everton lead transfer race to sign Udinese forward Beto

Everton are reportedly leading the race to sign Udinese striker Beto in the summer transfer window.

According to Mondo Udinese [08 June], the Serie A side are demanding £30million in order to part ways with the Portuguese striker.

It’s understood that they’re not in a position to offer any discounts so that’s the final price with bids expected next week.

Bring him home

It seems like Udinese are in no mood to discuss the fee and this does seem like a reasonable price for a striker at the top of his game.

What Sean Dyche will be looking for is a striker similar to Calvert-Lewin but one who’s got a better fitness record and is clinical in front of goal.

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Beto is that option and there are no surprises that he was linked with the club right after Dyche was announced as the manager and even a bid was tabled.

The Portuguese fits the bill perfectly for a number nine that the Everton boss would want in his side and the club needs to back him in this window.

It remains to be seen how much money is there to be spent as the club are walking on an FFP tightrope and funds might not be readily available.

They may even have to sell some players to make new signings and Dyche needs to be on overseeing all of it.