Richarlison reportedly wants to leave Everton this summer, with Tottenham Hotspur speculated to be interested in signing the Brazilian this summer, and a new update has now emerged from a reliable source.
What’s the latest?
The Daily Star journalist Paul Brown has made a huge claim regarding Farhad Moshiri’s stance on the deal for Richarlison with Spurs, which comes as a fresh twist on reports from recent days.
He told GIVEMESPORT: “My understanding is that from Everton’s point of view, they would rather keep the two things separate and that any deal for Richarlison would be just for money. That might change.”
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Tottenham are preparing to offer Harry Winks and Lucas Moura to Everton in an attempt to secure a deal for the Toffees’ Brazilian winger.
Supporters will be worried
The 25-year-old has been a consistent performer at Goodison Park, scoring 53 goals and contributing 14 assists, with a goal contribution every 185 minutes, but it was his commitment and output in his final 10 appearances of this season that supporters would miss the most if he leaves.
Richarlison was Everton’s top scorer in one of the club’s most difficult seasons in the Premier League, which saw them only secure safety from relegation in the penultimate match of the campaign.
The Toffees winger scored six goals and contributed two assists in his final 10 appearances of the season, which contributed massively to the Merseyside club’s survival in the top flight.
Should Everton accept a swap deal for Richarlison?
Frank Lampard had high praise for Richarlison towards the end of the season, saying (via Liverpool Echo): “With Richy I think and I know that he understands what my feelings about him are. I think he is a fantastic, huge talent, with a work ethic which is the reason why Everton fans are so drawn to him.
“The way he fights – he is a really tough boy – and some of that is due to his make-up and upbringing. It is a pleasure to work with him.”
Everton are reportedly having to tighten up their spending this summer, so selling Richarlison for his full transfer value would likely be the only option as opposed to any proposed deal which may include Winks and Moura from Spurs, so that they can reinvest the funds effectively ahead of next season.
With that being said, Moshiri must prepare for the high chance that the 25-year-old leaves this summer, and identifying a player to replace the Brazilian’s output is an absolute must to ensure that the Toffees don’t get caught short next season.