According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Everton are interested in signing Beto after West Ham ignored him in favour of Gianluca Scamacca.

What’s the story?

Well, it was said that David Moyes considered a move for the £9m Udinese striker during the summer transfer window, although the Scot eventually opted to sign Scamacca instead.

Now, Everton have shown an interest in Beto following his stunning start to the Serie A campaign.

The 24-year-old has fired Udinese to third place in Serie A, just one point off the top, with four goals in seven appearances so far this season.

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Gazzetta dello Sport believe Borussia Dortmund are also interested in Beto, so Everton face serious competition for the Udinese No.9 in 2023.

However, the German giants are also eyeing Lecce’s Morten Hjulmand – according to the Italian news outlet – so if a deal for the Dane materialises, Frank Lampard could have a free run at signing the Portuguese marksman.

Everton have great chance to show West Ham what they ignored

Interestingly, it seems Udinese are already preparing themselves for the nightmare scenario of losing Beto, despite the fact he only arrived at the club in 2021.

According to Tutto Mercato Web, Udinese are working hard to develop their 17-year-old talent Vivaldo Semedo in case Beto leaves for the Premier League.

The teenager – another powerful Portuguese striker – has shown real potential, and it should encourage Everton that Udinese are clearly expecting to lose their No.9 as his stock rises.

In our view, the Toffees certainly need to find an upgrade on Salomon Rondon, and we feel Lampard knows that.

After all, no other manager would’ve brought the Venezuelan to Goodison Park apart from Rafa Benitez, as the Spaniard had enjoyed success with him at Newcastle – he simply isn’t good enough anymore.

Keep an eye on this situation, as Everton will surely continue to monitor Beto after his stunning start to the 2022/23 campaign.

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