The lowdown: Spurs interested in Richarlison
Spurs have been heavily linked with the Brazilian over the last few weeks, and a fresh report from the Daily Mail has claimed that the north Londoners have intensified their pursuit.
The 25-year-old has also been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United this summer as a four-year spell comprising of 152 appearances and 67 direct goal contributions for Everton looks to be coming towards an end.
Despite the admiration from elsewhere, it has now been revealed that Richarlison may prefer to link up with Antonio Conte as Fabio Paratici attempts to add more signings at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium…
The latest: ‘Keen to sign’
It’s claimed that a ‘recruitment source’ has informed the outlet that ‘talks have taken place this week’ regarding the move for Richarlison who is ‘keen to sign’ for Tottenham.
The report added that the Toffees are ‘holding out for a fee of around £50million’ for the man described as “a really big player” by former Everton marksman Kevin Campbell.
The verdict: Pay up
Valued at £43.2m and under contract until 2024 (Transfermarkt), paying the mooted asking price for the talismanic Brazilian would still represent superb value for money.
Richarlison scored 11 times and provided five assists in 33 appearances across all competitions last term despite a lengthy relegation battle, earning an impressive 7.02 Sofascore rating whilst winning 7.1 duels, taking 2.4 shots and making one key pass per Premier League outing.
The dynamic frontman is capable of operating on either wing as well as leading the line as a centre-forward, and he would therefore offer supreme versatility to Conte’s ranks and a much-needed foil for the goals of prolific Lilywhites’ duo Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
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