Many Everton fans have been left fuming as news emerged involving Richarlison.
As per the Brazil international team’s official Twitter page, he has been called up to their squad for the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Will Richarlison leave Everton this year?
The Games do not end until Sunday 8 August, and the Toffees’ first fixture of the new 2021/22 Premier League season is at home against Southampton the following Saturday.
Given that he has been involved in the Copa America as well, it means that Richarlison is very likely to miss that first game against the Saints and maybe a few more after that, depending on how much rest he is given by Rafa Benitez.
Nonetheless, it is no surprise to see so many Everton supporters fuming, as it is likely that they will be without the 24-year-old for the start of the campaign.
Everton fans on Richarlison news
These Toffees fans fumed as the news was shared across Twitter, with one citing the development as ‘ridiculous’:
“No way. The club should reject it”
“Really really don’t need this”
“Gutted. Absolutely hate internationals”
“No way he should be allowed to go..! We pay his wages and if he was to go he would realistically have to get three or four weeks off as had no break at all since Premiership finished. That would leave us short up front for the first four weeks of the league. Ridiculous..!”
“Absolute joke this is”
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