Tottenham negotiations ‘well advanced’ with £60m-rated star, says Romano

Date published: Wednesday 29th June 2022 11:45 - Joe Williams

Tottenham target Richarlison celebrates scoring

Tottenham are getting closer to agreeing personal terms with Everton forward Richarlison, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

The Brazilian contributed ten goals and five assists in the Premier League last season as the Toffees narrowly avoided relegation to the Championship.

Richarlison joined Everton from Watford in July 2018 in a transfer worth around £50m with the 25-year-old bagging 53 goals in 152 appearances in all competitions in five campaigns at Goodison Park.

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His performances for Everton have attracted admiring glances from other Premier League clubs with Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea all linked at one point or another.

But it now seems that Spurs have a fairly clear path to sign Richarlison with Chelsea more focused on their attempts to sign Leeds United attacker Raphinha.

There have been rumours that Harry Winks and Steven Bergwijn could be used by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy in negotiations for the signing, but those suggestions were recently dismissed.

However, transfer expert Romano has now issued an update with the Italian journalist claiming Winks is ‘part of the talks’ to sign Richarlison – who is rated at £60m by Everton – with the ‘structure of the deal not agreed yet’.

Romano tweeted: ‘Tottenham are progressing in talks with Everton for Richarlison. Negotiations are already well advanced on personal terms, while discussions between clubs will continue this week.’

Speaking over the last couple of weeks, Teddy Sheringham claimed that Richarlison wasn’t a player that Tottenham needed because of their wealth of attacking options.

“I don’t think he’s what is needed now,” Sheringham told Lord Ping.

“Tottenham have got good attacking players; [Harry] Kane, [Heung-min] Son, [Dejan] Kulusevski, [Steven] Bergwijn is still there, [Lucas] Moura is still there. We’ve got players in the Richarlison mould and I don’t think he would be a statement signing that would get teams worried.

“If they were to sign him, what would the result be? In my day, when we signed [Jurgen] Klinsmann, a proper World Class player, everyone in the dressing room was buzzing.

“We knew what we were going to get from him. You need players that are going to take you to the next level and I don’t think Richarlison is one of them.”


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