A report out of Italy has now shared quite an update on Tottenham Hotspur‘s pursuit of Everton star Richarlison.
The Lowdown: Conte eyes move…
The Brazil international and Premier League striker is reliably believed to be on the Spurs agenda this summer as manager Antonio Conte chases an alternative to superstar player Harry Kane.
Reports have suggested that the Lilywhites could speed up talks for Richarlison with ‘decisive days’ ahead, coming after journalist David Ornstein claimed ‘some’ at Everton think a transfer is inevitable.
Now, as per CalciomercatoWeb.it, a big update has come to light.
The Latest: Tottenham closing in…
According to their information, reporting due to Juventus and Milan’s interest, Richarlison’s arrival at Spurs is ‘ever closer’ and talks are at an ‘advanced’ stage for the 25-year-old, acting as a blow for the Serie A duo.
In perhaps the most surprising claim, the report states that his signing could ‘take place’ for just €40 million (£35m).
The Verdict: Major claim…
This comes as a major claim out of Spurs, particularly, when it comes to the price tag.
Who should Spurs sign next for Conte?
A star centre-back
While it is arguably unlikely that the north Londoners will end up securing Richarlison for £35m, we believe the South American’s arrival is worth a potentially higher offer regardless.
Finishing 2021/2022 as Everton’s top goal scorer and best-performing player by average match rating, the striker is a proven top flight threat, having also attempted their most shots at goal per 90 last season (WhoScored).
It’s little wonder Richarlison has been called one of the Goodison Park side’s ‘big name’ players (Noel Whelan, Football Insider) and signing him for Conte would undoubtedly strengthen the Italian’s attacking options.
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