Tottenham have confirmed the signing of Richarlison from Everton. Everton had to sell him as they had to resolve the FFP issues by the end of the week. Spurs have made a solid start to the transfer window.
The 25-year-old has become Spurs fourth arrival of the summer transfer window. He joins Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, and Yves Bissouma in North London for the upcoming season.
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Antonio Conte’s side have reportedly paid an upfront fee of £50m to sign the forward. The fee could rise to £60m with performance-related add-ons. Tottenham have moved quickly to wrap up the deal for Richarlison. The club are believed to have flown a doctor to Richarlison’s native Brazil to undergo his medical. He had already agreed personal terms and a five-year contract with Spurs.
There were also reports of Chelsea attempting to hijack the deal of Richarlison. However, the player was happy to sign for Tottenham. Everton also reportedly rejected the player-plus-cash deal for the Brazilian. The club only wanted a straight cash deal which they got from Tottenham. Richarlison ends his four-year stay at Everton. His goals in the last season helped the club stay up.
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One thing is for sure, the forward won’t take time to settle in his new team and Premier League. The Brazilian knows how the league works after his time at Everton. During his time at Everton, he scored 53 goals and provided 14 assists in 152 appearances for the club in all competitions. He helped the Toffees stave off relegation to the Championship last season. he scored 10 goals and provided 5 assists in 30 top-flight appearances.
However, the player was expected to depart Goodison Park to challenge himself in Europe. Furthermore, Everton had to sell him before July 1 to raise funds. This was due to their precarious financial situation. If they had not sold Richarlison, it would have led to punishment from authorities. This would also had led to a potential point deduction.
RIcharlison arrives at Tottenham to strengthen their attacking line. He will compete with the likes of Harry Kane, Dejan Kulusevski, Son Heuing-min, Steven Bergwijn, and Lucas Moura. However, Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn have been linked with exits to raise funds and space to upgrade the squad.
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