Everton has signed Beti Bercique Gomes from Udinese for an undisclosed fee, the 25-year-old agreeing a four-year contract until the end of June 2027.
Beto is the fifth signing of the summer transfer window following the arrivals of Ashley Young and forwards Arnaut Danjuma, Youssef Chermiti, and Jack Harrison.
Gomes was Udinese’s top scorer in 2022/23, having netted 11 times in his debut campaign for the Serie A side in 2021/22.
Speaking on the transfer, Beto said:
“Everton is a big, big club in the Premier League, well respected and has a 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 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.”