Everton plan to ‘lure’ Bundesliga star to Goodison with £45m deal ‘close’ to falling through

Date published: Tuesday 31st January 2023 9:54 - Joe Williams

Everton target Sheraldo Becker looks down at the ground

Everton are hoping to bring Union Berlin winger Sheraldo Becker to Goodison Park before the transfer deadline, according to reports.

It has been an eventful few days for the Toffees with Sean Dyche replacing Frank Lampard as manager and Anthony Gordon moving to Newcastle United for £45m.

Lampard has left the club in a terrible position with Everton losing nine of their last 12 Premier League matches under his guidance and the club now sit second bottom in the table.

Dyche will be hoping he can turn their fortunes around quickly with Everton now looking to use the Gordon money to give their new manager the tools to help them survive relegation.

There’s speculation that Everton could look to bring in two attacking players and a midfielder before the end of the transfer window but time is now against them.

Viktor Gyokeres, Che Adams and other attackers have already been linked with moves to Goodison Park and now it looks like they are seriously pursuing Becker at Union Berlin.

Sky Deutschland are reporting that Everton want to ‘lure’ the winger to the Premier League before the deadline with one of their journalists, Florian Plettenberg, insisting that the Toffees could make an ‘official offer’ soon.

Plettenberg tweeted this morning: “A player [Becker] to watch out on #DeadlineDay! There’s movement in it. Everton is considering an official offer because [Conor] Gallagher is close to be off as reported. @WestHam also inquired about the fast winger from Union Berlin. Union will announce #Isco today!”

Reports claimed on Monday that Everton had made a £45m offer for Chelsea midfielder Gallagher but The Athletic soon put out a report saying that the England international is ‘not interested in a move to Everton this window’.

Former Burnley boss Dyche, who was revealed as the new Everton boss on Monday, is aiming to bring the fanbase back onside and give them something to cheer about.

Dyche said: “We need to give something back to the fans, they are desperate for that, they want to cheer the team, they want to get behind them. But we have to give them something to grip hold of.

“I want us to be a team who gives the lot. But it is not all built on that, I want us to play with a style, but an effective style.

“We want to be effective. We want to mix up play and ask questions of the opposition.

“We also want to add quality to that hard work, and there is some quality here, there are no two ways about it.

“I have come up against these players, and I know some of them personally – there is quality here.

“But we have to make them shine. That’s the job of me and the staff: allow them the freedom to shine while giving the organisation to be in a game to win it.”

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