AC Milan to battle with Serie A rivals for Udinese forward Beto's signature
AC Milan are on the hunt for a new striker this summer, and Udinese forward Beto has emerged as one of their priority targets.
Milan's current attacking options are in need of a reshuffle, given the fact that they primarily consist of a 41-year-old and injury-plagued Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a 36-year-old Olivier Giroud, Divock Origi, who will most likely look for a move away, and also Rafael Leao, whose future remains uncertain given interest from Premier League clubs.
As a result, the Rossoneri are in the market for a new frontman this summer, and The Goalpost understands that Udinese striker Beto is a target that is being assessed in detail by Milan's management.
Milan Director Paolo Maldini is eyeing a new forward for the club, as he looks to get the Rossoneri back in contention for the Scudetto after a disappointing title defence this season.
However, the 25-year-old's impressive form for the Udine-based club has seen him attract interest from various clubs, including Serie A leaders Napoli, who face a huge summer during which they need to keep hold of star forward Victor Osimhen.
Additionally, Beto is also being monitored by a number of Premier League clubs, including West Ham United and Everton, yet a move to an Italian club seems more likely.
While transfermarkt.com values him at €13 million, Udinese are reportedly holding out for a bid of around €35 million for the Portuguese striker, and given he is under contract until June 2026, the fee seems relatively reasonable.
Beto has impressed on a number of occasions this season, scoring nine goals and providing one assist in 28 Serie A games, in a season that started off so promisingly for Udinese, yet has tailed off over recent months, with them picking up just 16 points out of a possible 48 since the start of November.
He stole the spotlight last month, scoring in Udinese's 3-1 win over Milan, with that being only his third goal in 2023.