Reliable journalist and transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio has now revealed some exciting Everton news involving Rodrigo Becao.
The Lowdown: Solid season
The 26-year-old was a standout player for Udinese last season, ranking highly among his team-mates in terms of aerial duels won and average tackles, interceptions, clearances, blocks and passes per match in Serie A (WhoScored).
The 6 foot 3 centre-back could now join new signing James Tarkowski at Goodison Park, as Frank Lampard looks to bolster his defensive options for next term.
The Latest: Talks ongoing
Taking to Twitter, Di Marzio has revealed that there is now a ‘negotiation in progress‘ between Everton and Udinese over the potential transfer of Becao.
However, expanding in his latest column, he adds that there is still some distance between the two clubs over a fee, and an agreement is not close as of yet.
The Verdict: Get it done
Currently rated at £5.4m by Transfermarkt, Becao is not likely to break the bank, so this is a deal that Everton should look to get done as soon as possible, especially after the £60m that they received from selling Richarlison to Tottenham Hotspur.
Becao is a fellow Brazilian, and at 26 years of age, he is about to enter his prime.
He could establish a formidable centre-back partnership with Tarkowski and would also provide extra competition for the likes of Ben Godfrey, Michael Keane, Mason Holgate and Yerry Mina.
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