Patrick Boyland has revealed that Richarlison could now leave Everton in the summer, if a substantial transfer offer is made.
The Lowdown: Key player
There is no doubt that the 24-year-old is still a key player at Goodison Park, having been a great servant to them over the years.
Will Richarlison leave Everton this year?
The Brazil international has scored 47 goals and provided a further 12 assists in 136 games across all competitions for the Merseyside club (Transfermarkt), but with a serious threat of relegation this season, they may find it difficult to keep him in the summer.
The Latest: Boyland’s Richarlison reveal
Writing in his latest piece for The Athletic, Boland has revealed that Richarlison could now leave Everton if a ‘big bid’ is made, with Paris Saint-Germain among a number of ‘top clubs’ who have tracked the Brazil forward.
The Toffees know that it would be ‘tough’ to replace him, and the 24-year-old has ‘lofty ambitions’ of his own.
The Verdict: Worrying
Especially in the midst of a relegation battle, it is certainly worrying that Richarlison could leave Everton this summer, a prospect which will no doubt be elevated if they go down.
Currently on £110,000-per-week, he would likely be one man who would have to be shown the exit door first if they were in the Championship, and even if they manage to stay in the Premier League, the forward will unlikely want to be part of another relegation battle, so he may look elsewhere.
Dubbed ‘fantastic‘ by former Blues manager Carlo Ancelotti, Richarlison is also a key player for Frank Lampard, who will be hoping that the 24-year-old can do enough to at least help the Toffees to stay up, before then evaluating his future at the end of the campaign.
In other news, Everton are ‘hedging their bets’ on this deal
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