In January, Richarlison expressed his willingness to accept a bid to depart from Tottenham Hotspur.
This is in line with a story from Brazilian publication UOL (via Sport Witness), which claims that the forward has had difficulty making an impression in his eighteen months in north London.
With 53 goals in 152 games during his four years at Everton, Richarlison was a fan favorite. With 11 goals in all, he played a crucial role in the Toffees’ 2021–22 Premier League survival.
At the conclusion of that season, the Brazil international was sold to Tottenham for a possible £60 million. He has, however, had a challenging time at Spurs, scoring just five goals in 46 games, with just two of those goals coming in the Premier League.
Prior to having shoulder surgery, Richarlison had descended in the hierarchy and is now out of commission. For Ange Postecoglou’s team, Brennan Johnson has been starting on the left flank, although Son Heung-min has been the chosen striker.
The Telegraph revealed earlier this month that Tottenham rejected a summer transfer for the 26-year-old, who was wanted by Saudi Arabian clubs. There are still rumors that the Saudi Pro League wants to bring him to the Gulf Kingdom.
According to UOL, Richarlison “doesn’t see many chances” for his status to improve, therefore he is not “attached” to Spurs and would be willing to move on halfway through the season.
Evertonians will undoubtedly be keeping an eye on the former Watford player should he decide to depart in January. Prior to the window opening, Sean Dyche indicated early this month that the Toffees were making arrangements.
The Everton manager did concede, though, that he would probably be operating on a limited budget in spite of 777 Partners’ potential acquisition, suggesting that Richarlison’s return to Goodison is doubtful.
Before the 3-2 victory over Crystal Palace, Dyche stated, “We talk about things, me and Kev [Thelwell] and the recruitment staff.”
However, we are not discussing the larger picture at this time; that will come in the upcoming months. We shall observe that, as is evident, not a significant quantity of financing has been invested there thus far. We have done well, in my opinion, in bringing in money by managing the inflow and outflow of players from the team. We’ll have to hold off and see.