TOTTENHAM POISED TO SEAL RICHARLISON MOVE FROM EVERTON.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on June 30, 2022
News coming out of North London confirms that Tottenham football club has acquired the services of Brazilian forward Richarlison Andrade from Everton football club for an initial price of £50m with the option of add-ons that could push the price to £60m.
Spurs will pay an initial £50m with a further £10m in add-ons
Richarlison’s acquisition has increased the number of the new additions to the squad by Manager, Antonio Conte, who is determined to bolster his current crop of players, after the confirmation of the arrivals of Croatian, Ivan Perisic on a free from inter Milan, Yves Bissouma from Brighton and Hove Albion, and Frazer Foster, a second choice goalkeeper to captain, Hugo Lloris.
The agreement was reached very late on Wednesday night with the player now set to undergo a medical in the coming hours in Brazil ahead of completing the move.
It is believed that Everton was not keen on selling their prized asset, but had to, with a view that some money could be available for Frank Lampard to have wriggle room in the transfer market.
Reports suggest that the South American star will be committing to a five-year contract with Spurs through to the summer of 2027. Personal terms have been agreed upon, with medical tests the last box to be ticked before the relevant paperwork can be completed and announcements afterwards.
Tottenham finished the 2021/22 English Premier League season fourth on the table and ensured UEFA Champions League football for next season, but it was only after the arrival of Conte, who did everything to salvage a rather dismal season following the sack of Nuno Espirito Santo mid-season. Their 4th place finish means they will begin the prosecution of their 2022/23 UCL campaign from the group stages next season.
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