Famed football correspondent David Ornstein claimed that Everton striker Richarlison will sign for Tottenham before the end of this transfer window. The Brazilian international has been heavily linked with both Spurs and Arsenal in recent weeks.
The striker who is valued at £65million has already rejected a deal from Arsenal as a report claimed. It even said that Richarlison would rather join Spurs this summer. The reason could be Spurs’ qualification for Champions League this summer. Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League. Therefore, they are not eligible to play in the Champions League.
Ornstein recently was asked about rumors surrounding the 25-year-old’s future. Moreover, the journalist confirmed that is serious interest in the striker from Spurs’ side as well.
What did David Ornstein say about Richarlison’s future?
Ornstein claimed that sources at Everton believe that the Spurs-Richarlison deal will go through towards the end of this transfer window. Speaking to the Athletic UK’s Youtube channel, he said,” Yes, there is some interest from Tottenham, but no, they’re not in negotiations with Everton yet – that may follow, of course.”
“At this point in time, Everton are setting an extremely high asking price for Richarlison. Tottenham won’t come to the level of finance that Everton would be looking for at this point.”
“But, there are a number of people around the game who think that with Everton’s financial position, they may, as the window goes on, get squeezed into accepting a lower figure for him, and that’s when Tottenham might feel that they can pounce.”
“And, when you speak to certain sources around Everton, they think this move will end up happening by the end of the transfer window.”
Though, the rumors surrounding Spurs and Richarlison do raise some eyebrows. As they already have a star striker in Harry Kane. However, signing Richarlison could prove to be a smart move. As he can play in any of the three positions at the front. Moreover, with Spurs’ host of games next season as they are playing in the Champions League.
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