Transfer insider David Ornstein has now revealed some worrying Everton news involving Richarlison.
The Lowdown: Everton’s saviour
It is safe to say that the 25-year-old was the Toffees’ saviour at the end of the season, as he scored six goals and provided a further two assists in his last 10 matches in the Premier League, including a goal in the 3-2 win at home to Crystal Palace which secured their top-flight status (Transfermarkt).
After Everton were involved in a relegation fight, there is bound to be some interest from top clubs in the Brazil international this summer, so Frank Lampard’s side may struggle to keep hold of him.
The Latest: Tottenham interest in Richarlison
Taking to Twitter in sharing a report from The Athletic, Ornstein – who regularly breaks transfer news and updates – has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur are now ‘interested’ in signing Richarlison, and that ‘some close to EFC’ think that a move ‘will happen’.
He tweeted: “Tottenham interested in signing Richarlison. No bid yet – will only do it at right price + have other options. Everton want more than reported €60m but need for funds likely to reduce fee + some close to #EFC think #THFC move will happen.”
The Verdict: Worrying
It certainly is worrying that Spurs could come in for Richarlison, especially given that fact that they can offer him Champions League football next term.
The 25-year-old is one of Everton’s most important players, having been their top scorer and highest-rated performer in 2021/22 (as per WhoScored), so he would not be easy to replace at all.
Moreover, as Ornstein reports, they may have to end up selling him for a reduced fee due to their need for funds, which would be another kick in the teeth in terms of trying to find a replacement.
In other news, find out who Everton have now ‘asked’ to sign
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