Premier League club Everton have officially announced the signing of Udinese striker Beto on a four-year contract. A statement on the clubs official website confirmed the news:
Everton have signed striker Beto from Udinese for an undisclosed fee, the 25-year-old agreeing a four-year contract until the end of June 2027.
The 6ft 4in Portuguese – whose full name is Norberto Bercique Gomes Betuncal – becomes the Blues’ fifth signing of the summer transfer window following the arrivals of Ashley Young, and forwards Arnaut Danjuma, Youssef Chermiti and Jack Harrison.
A powerful, hard-working forward boasting a quick burst of pace, aerial ability and with excellent hold-up play, Beto has reached double figures for goals in each of his past four seasons.
He was Udinese’s top scorer in 2022/23, having netted 11 times in his debut campaign for the Serie A side in 2021/22.
After completing his move, Everton’s new number 14 spoke of his pride to join the Club he has supported since his childhood hero Samuel Eto’o played for the Blues in 2014.
Beto told evertontv: “It feels good to join Everton. I have always appreciated them as a club.
“Everton is a big, big club in the Premier League, well respected and has big history. It was easy to make this move.
“When a club like Everton tries to buy you in January and then comes again in the summer, you feel like, ‘Okay, they want me for real’, so that made the decision easy for me as well. My idol, Samuel Eto’o, played here, too, which makes it even more special.
“I can bring courage, I can bring confidence and I think my biggest thing is effort. I will always bring enthusiasm to the team and to our games. I feel like my style is a really good fit with Everton.
“I am looking forward to getting started – today, right now. I know the team needs to score more goals and I will try to help with this. I love to score goals. I know we need this and I am here to help. I will always give my best to score goals.
“It feels really good to be here and I want to make my mark. Let’s do it.”