Richarlison has reportedly now told his friends that he wants to leave Everton and sign for Tottenham Hotspur.
The Lowdown: Everton’s saviour
It is safe to say that the 25-year-old saved the Goodison Park outfit from getting relegated last season, with six goals and two assists in his last ten matches in the Premier League (Transfermarkt).
Dubbed ‘magnificent‘ by former Toffees midfielder Leon Osman after his match-winning goal at home to Chelsea in early May, the Brazil international may be hard to keep hold of this summer.
The Latest: Richarlison admission
As per Football Insider, Richarlison has now ‘told friends’ that he is ‘keen’ on signing for Spurs and playing in the Champions League next season.
Talks have taken place this week between both clubs over a potential deal, but Everton are holding out for a fee of around £50m.
The Verdict: Sell?
If Richarlison is unhappy at Goodison Park, then it may be the best option to sell him, so long as the Toffees can get the right price.
Not only did he save them towards the end of the campaign, the 25-year-old finished as their top scorer overall and highest-rated performer in the top flight (as per WhoScored), highlighting just how important he has been to Frank Lampard’s side.
Nonetheless, it would be difficult to turn down a move to Tottenham at this stage in his career, so this is a deal that Everton need to get right.
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