Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumour: Would Everton player Richarlison be of interest in Antonio Conte’s squad?

Richarlison could be on his way to Tottenham reports Bruno Andrade. The Brazilian striker is in advanced negotiations to leave Everton and join North London. No official offer has been made as Everton want more than €60m to complete a transfer. This potential transfer isn’t the first deal the two teams have discussed recently. Frank Lampard was reportedly interested in Harry Winks in January, a period during which Everton added Dele Alli to their midfield. It is therefore possible that there is interest in a player swap to bring down Everton’s asking price.

It’s no secret that Richarlison wants to leave Everton after helping the Toffees secure another season in the Premier League last year. Having broken into the Brazil national team, Richarlison is at a stage in his career where he can reasonably expect to measure up to the highest levels of the game (not to mention the salaries associated with that level). In 30 Premier League appearances last season, Richarlison scored 10 goals and assisted a further five, playing a part in 35% of all goals scored by the Toffees – the highest percentage of any team member.

Part of the team’s reliance on him was due to injuries to Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Demarai Gray, but it still shows that when the chips are down, Richarlison can put on an attack. He is also capable of playing in any position in an attacking trio, which is interesting for Antonio Conte. Spurs currently have well-established starters in Heung-Min Son, Harry Kane and Dejan Kulusevski whom Richarlison is unlikely to replace, but with Champions League commitments and the team’s current wingers like Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn who want leave, there are a lot of minutes to take.

The Richarlison rumor may seem to come out of nowhere, but Spurs director of football Fabio Paratici is the kind of transfer genius who usually negotiates for more than one player at a time. In fact, he would work from a list of ten targets for each position. Brazilian Lucas Paqueta is already on that list, so the move to Richarlison makes sense as Newcastle United and their Saudi-funded PIF resources enter the race for the Lyon winger.

Is this the right choice for Richarlison?

Heading into a World Cup year, Richarlison has to be careful about where he chooses as he becomes increasingly important in Brazil’s rotation. The lure of the Champions League is great, but if he can’t claim regular playing time then things could take a turn for the worse in November. Due to the trio of wingers Lucas, Bergwijn, Bryan Gil all facing an uncertain future with Spurs, there should be plenty of playing time for Richarlison.

Not only will the Premier League have five substitutes, but with so many games, Richarlison will have a role to play in almost every game. He will also be a great insurance policy should one of Conte’s key attacking players be injured. If Richarlison wants to move to England with a chance of making the Champions League, Spurs are his best option right now, although he could start at a number of Champions League clubs across Europe each week. he wishes.

Does this make sense for Spurs?

Gabriel Jesus would certainly be a safer signing for Spurs, with his Champions League experience and spells on the bench as a super substitute for Manchester City, but that also makes him a tougher target to hit. With Arsenal surrounding him and able to offer him a starting spot, we can expect Jesus would prefer that to staying on the bench with Spurs. But for Richarlison, who is yet to prove himself at this level, to use this opportunity to work his way into a starting role or a possible move to another team even higher up the Champions League food chain. makes sense.

The form is there, but there is also a hint of concern. Richarlison’s petulance can be a boon to a team when he gets a last-minute penalty to turn a loss into a draw, but it can also sink you at the same time. Richarlison received nine yellow cards last season and can foul in dangerous areas. It’s something Conte may be able to knock out of his game, but when two fiery characters come together, there’s always a chance of an explosion.

You have to take the bright side of things, because Richarlison’s work rate is impressive for an attacking player. He will have no problem following the backs of the defense and assisting in the break-up, which is key to Conte’s style of play. If a deal can be done at a reasonable price, it’s the kind of addition that can help bridge the gap between Spurs and the rest of the Premier League title contenders. One of the biggest differences between a good team and a great team is depth, which Richarlison would certainly bring to Spurs.

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