Everton have not been particularly potent in front of goal this season, as only two other clubs in the Premier League have a lower rate of shots per 90 minutes than the Toffees (10.27).

After losing Richarlison in the previous summer transfer window, the Merseyside club brought in Neal Maupay to add some strength and depth to that area of their squad.

However, with the Frenchman only managing to score one goal in six league games for Frank Lampard’s side, it seems as though the club may have a need to add another attacking figure to their squad to help them become a bit more efficient at the top of the pitch.

One player that the Toffees have been linked with that could fit this particular bill and be a potential upgrade on Maupay is Udinese striker Beto.

With 40 appearances for the Italian club under his belt, the 24-year-old has scored 16 goals, five of which have come across the 10 Serie A games he’s played in this season.

In terms of being a potential upgrade on Maupay, this can be seen from the duo’s previous domestic campaigns.

For example, having both made just over 30 league appearances, Beto managed to have more shots at goal (71 vs 59), passes into the final third of the pitch (18 vs 16) and successful dribbles (49 vs 29) than the current Everton striker.

Focusing on their attempts at goal, the Udinese striker had a higher percentage for shots on target than Maupay (42.3% vs 23.7%), which shows how much more clinical he is than the former Brighton & Hove Albion figure.

Hailed as a “clever” player by journalist Josh Bunting, the centre-forward now has 42 goals to his name across 111 club appearances.

With all of that in mind, if Everton have an opportunity to sign the Udinese attacker in the upcoming January transfer window or in the summer, they should do all they can to make it happen.