The Lowdown: Wanted man
Richarlison is a wanted man this summer, with Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Chelsea all reportedly interested in his signature.
Given that the Goodison Park outfit were almost relegated from the Premier League last season, added to their financial concerns, they may be forced to sell if the price is right, especially given the player’s own desire to play Champions League football.
The Latest: Wants out…
Taking to Twitter, Hall has revealed that Richarlison now ‘wants out’ of Merseyside, as he feels that the ‘time is right’ to move onto a bigger club:
“Understand Richarlison wants out of Everton. Feels the time is right to move to a bigger club. Plenty of interest in him, too.”
The Verdict: Worrying
It is certainly worrying that Richarlison wants to move to a bigger club, especially with the calibre of teams holding an interest.
Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea can all offer him European football next season, and likely an increase in his wages given their size, making it nigh-on impossible to keep the versatile forward happy if a decent bid comes in.
And it would be nothing short of devastating if the Toffees were to lose him this summer, given that the Brazil international was their saviour at the end of last term, scoring six goals and making a further two assists in his last ten matches in the Premier League (Transfermarkt).
Richarlison was their top scorer overall and highest-rated performer in 2021/22 (WhoScored), so would be very difficult to replace.
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