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Everton turn attention to £22m striker who is 'very similar to Victor Osimhen'
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Everton turn attention to £22m striker who is 'very similar to Victor Osimhen'

Everton are trying to sign Beto from Udinese to add some goals to their squad before the end of the January window.

Italian outlet Tutto Mercato Web report that the Toffees have turned their attention to the 24-year-old to bolster their chances of beating relegation.

The report claims that any attempts to sign Marko Arnautovic have come to a standstill and that Udinese may be more agreeable over Beto.

That is not to say they want to sell him, but the report says that there could be more room for manoeuvre over signing Beto.

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Everton turn attention to Beto

The report claims that the Serie A club want 25 million euros (£21.9 million) to let the striker leave before the end of the month.

This season, he has seven goals in 18 Serie A games for an Udinese side who sit eighth in the table, albeit nine points behind Jose Mourinho’s Roma in seventh.

Victor Osimhen of table-toppers Napoli is another striker who has been talked about in terms of a Premier League transfer.

And Beto has been compared with the Nigeria international by Udinese technical director Pierpaolo Marino, who said of the striker: “He has enormous room for improvement, we can only be happy for him and enjoy it as long as we can enjoy it”.

“Beto in the short term could hold surprises in his growth. He has the characteristics to become a footballer very similar to Victor Osimhen.

“If I think that sometimes when he came to train with the first team we gave him a prize of 50 or 100 euros and now he has deserved with many sacrifices an economic result like that, which in this football is what matters most, then I am happy for him.”

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