Ex-Everton man and pundit, Kevin Campbell has given his verdict on club-linked forward, Beto of Udinese.
Speaking to Goodison News, Campbell believes that the forward’s ‘physical presence’ would be a factor that ‘could really help the team’.
Beto stands at around 6ft 3 inches, meaning he’ll be a handful for most defenders in the air.
Italian outlet, Calicomercato has reported that Everton have eyes on Beto, along with Fiorentina, Napoli and Borussia Dortmund.
Manager, Frank Lampard has stated recently that he wants to bring another striker to Goodison Park in the January transfer window.
Campbell stated, “Everton need somebody robust up the top end of the pitch.
“Dominic Calvert-Lewin, when he’s fit and flying, is that guy but the problem is he hasn’t been able to keep himself fit.
“To get the best out of some of the players [you need that].
“Neal Maupay’s not a target man but there’s times when he’s had to play up top on his own, which isn’t fair to him because he’s not that type of striker.
“So I think a Beto, somebody with physical presence, big, who they can cross it to, could really help the team.”
TIF’s view on Campbell’s comments…
We believe that Beto certainly has the traits to be a good fit for Everton, but there would be a lot of pressure on him to adapt to the Premier League very quickly.
The Portuguese striker has scored 6 times in 15 Serie A games so far this season. Additionally, he scored league 11 goals last season for Udinese.
Finding the back of the net has been a real issue for Everton this season. They’ve only scored 11 league goals so far this season, the joint-second-lowest tally of any team.
In addition, in the second-half of the season Everton will be battling for Premier League survival. The Toffees sit in 17th place and are only one point above the relegation zone.
It makes a lot of sense that Beto, who stands at a massive 1.94m, would be on the radar of Everton, he’s had an eye for goal in the past two seasons. However, the 24-year-old has yet to play in the Premier League, it could take time for him to adapt to life in England.
With six months of the season remaining, the Toffees won’t have time for a goalscorer to adapt. They’re in need of a goalscorer who can hit the ground running,