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Transfer News: Richarlison chooses Tottenham Hotspur over Chelsea

It seems that Everton striker Richarlison is set to join Tottenham Hotspur over Chelsea in the summer transfer window, according to journalist Bruno Andrade on Twitter (h/t football.london).

It is said that the player is already in negotiation with the Lilywhites over a £60million transfer in what could be the coup of the summer for Antonio Conte’s men.

Richarlison was a key figure last season for the Toffees as they survived relegation. The Brazilian forward made 30 league appearances and scored 10 goals and assisted 5, as Everton managed to survive in the Premier League following a disastrous season.

Spurs seem to have upped their interest in Richarlison.(Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Levy to the rescue?

It remains to be seen if the Toffees let go of their star striker very easily. They came close to being relegated last season and would certainly not want a repeat of that.

Having joined Everton from Watford for a fee of £40million, he quickly became a fan favourite of the Toffees. Tottenham were said to have been interested in the Brazilian since his Watford days. And now they could potentially get their man.

Antonio Conte has been revamping his squad ahead of next season. Having already signed Ivan Perisic, Conte could use a versatile striker like Richarlison. Adding him to the squad would increase the attacking depth and also help in increasing the competition within the squad.

Richarlison could move to Tottenham this summer. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Richarlison could be used as a striker alongside Harry Kane in a two-man system while the Brazilian’s versatility could see him play on either side of our number nine. One thing is for sure, a player of his status and calibre isn’t coming to be a benchwarmer.

Richarlison would know that at Tottenham, he will have the chance of playing in the UEFA Champions League. We will know more in the coming days but from what it looks like right now, Spurs fans can now start dreaming about Richarlison joining the N17 outfit.

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