Word stemming from the media on Thursday points towards Tottenham Hotspur preparing to step up the club’s pursuit of Everton star Richarlison.
The name of versatile wide-man Richarlison has, of course, taken its place front and centre in the headlines over the last couple of weeks.
This comes with the 25-year-old widely reported to have been added to the wishlist of Antonio Conte’s Tottenham, amid the efforts of Daniel Levy and co. to add ever further to an already potent frontline in north London.
Some outlets, in fact, went as far as to suggest that the Lilywhites’ pursuit was very much underway earlier this month, amid claims of a big-money deal between the clubs being close to completion.
Richarlison tem negociações avançadas para trocar o Everton pelo Tottenham. Valor da negociação gira em torno de 60 milhões de euros. Atacante brasileiro já discute os moldes do contrato com os Spurs
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Such reports have since been widely rebuffed, albeit with the common consensus remaining that Spurs do intend to mount a concerted push for Richarlison’s services over the coming weeks.
And, on Thursday evening, a fresh insight into such endeavours has been forthcoming in the media.
The info comes courtesy of Goal Brazil, who have confirmed that Tottenham are planning to formalise the club’s interest in Everton’s main man ‘in the coming days’.
This comes with a first offer for Richarlison set to be submitted, during a meeting with the 25-year-old’s representatives.
Significantly, it is also suggested that the forward himself is keen on the prospect of a move to north London, owing to the Lilywhites’ Champions League status for the campaign ahead.
It now remains to be seen whether the transfer team at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium can coax their Everton counterparts into a sale.
One such avenue towards a deal could come by way of the inclusion of an out-of-favour member of Antonio Conte’s midfield in a cash-plus-player offer, amid widespread reports that the Toffees are eyeing a summer move for Harry Winks.
Tottenham abre negociação para contratar Richarlison
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