Serie A player is training alone amid heightened interest from Everton

Udinese forward Beto finds himself undergoing solitary training sessions as Everton’s keen interest in him intensifies, as reported by Corriere dello Sport. According to the Italian publication’s print edition on Friday, the 25-year-old Beto is actively seeking an exit from the Serie A club, with Udinese placing a £25.7 million price tag on the Portuguese center-forward, relays the Everton.News.

It has come to light that Everton has already submitted an offer amounting to £21.4 million, supplemented by potential add-ons, in their pursuit of securing the services of the former Portimonense striker.

In the previous season, Beto showcased his prowess by netting 10 goals and contributing two assists across 34 appearances in various competitions for Udinese. His remarkable performance led him to finish as the club’s top scorer, even as Udinese settled into a mid-table position.

As the new Premier League campaign unfolds, Everton could certainly benefit from Beto’s goal-scoring abilities, particularly considering their recent offensive struggles. Sean Dyche’s team failed to find the back of the net in their first two league matches and faced difficulties in finding the target during the pre-season matches as well.

While Everton managed to remain unbeaten in their pre-season friendlies, their goal tally amounted to just seven in six games. This tally seemed subpar, especially considering that most of these games were played against lower-tier opponents in the English Football League (EFL) or teams from various corners of Europe.

Unfortunately, the situation for Everton was exacerbated by a new injury sustained by Dominic Calvert-Lewin. The extent of his absence remains uncertain, although the hope is that his recovery won’t be protracted.

Beto’s reputation as a proficient goal-scorer precedes him, yet transitioning from Serie A to the highly competitive Premier League could pose challenges for the center-forward. In light of this, Beto might indeed be considered a secondary choice for Dyche, particularly when Calvert-Lewin is back to full fitness.