The lowdown: Wanted man
The 25-year-old’s future has recently come under increased scrutiny after the Brazilian told those interested to ‘wait for June’ before a decision would be made.
Seemingly considering his options, at that time Chelsea and Arsenal were both linked with Richarlison, who played a huge role in ensuring that Everton retained their top-flight status last term.
However, it now appears as though Spurs are looking to rush ahead in their pursuit of the Toffees attacker.
The latest: Offer ready
It’s claimed that the Lilywhites are ‘keen on signing’ Richarlison this summer as Antonio Conte looks to strengthen the attacking options at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The report added that the north Londoners will make an offer next week for the man hailed as a ‘warrior’ by Everton captain Seamus Coleman as the Merseyside outfit look for bids upwards of £60m.
The verdict: Perfect fit
Albeit not a prolific goalscorer – netting a season-high 13 Premier League goals on two occasions – Richarlison does possess an unwavering work ethic which would be immensely appreciated by Conte.
Last season the Brazilian scored 11 times and provided five assists in 33 appearances across all competitions, earning an impressive 7.02 Sofascore rating whilst winning 7.1 duels, making 1.3 tackles and taking 2.4 shots per game. Those statistics highlight both an attacking and defensive prowess from the 25-year-old.
Predominantly operating as a centre-forward in 2021/22, Richarlison – who scored twice against Spurs in a bonkers 5-4 FA Cup fifth round win in 2021 – is equally adept from the left wing and would therefore provide much-needed cover for both Harry Kane and Son Heung-min as Tottenham prepare to embark on the additional demands of a Champions League campaign.
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