Everton Firm On Richarlison Price As PL Sanctions Loom

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Tottenham Hotspur are intensifying their pursuit of Richarlison of Everton. The North Londoners want someone to back up their two talismans, Harry Kane and Heung Min Son. The Brazilian plays both striker and left-wing, and hence is their ideal signing to bolster their forward line. Having already signed Ivan Perisic, Yves Bissouma and Fraser Forster, Richarlison is now their number one target.  

The Merseyside club and Spurs have been in negotiations regarding Richarlison’s sale for a few weeks. On Monday night in a London restaurant, chairman Bill Kenwright was observed having a meeting with Daniel Levy.

However, Everton are reluctant to let go of Richarlison easily. He is one of their most prized assets and a fan favourite. They will certainly not let one of their best players to go so easily. Everton is facing a difficult financial scenario that could result in a Premier League points deduction. Yet, they are sticking to its estimate of £60 million for Richarlison.

According to Mirror Football, the Blues turned down a combined offer for the Brazilian and \Anthony Gordon outright. Although they received offers for both Harry Winks and Steven Bergwijn, they did not find it suitable. Everton will sell Richarlison only for cash.

The Problem At Everton

They currently have to raise money in order to balance their finances before the end of their fiscal year, which is June 30. And their only real option to accomplish that is to sell. If the Toffees violate the profit and sustainability regulations pertaining to indebtedness, they would be faced with the harsh reality of a severe penalty from the Premier League.

Should the books be balanced before 1 July, Everton can return to their business as usual. They may go for Harry Winks and Steven Bergjwin in that case. Frank Lampard rates both of them highly for his project.

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