Tottenham interested in Everton forward Richarlison

Tottenham are interested in signing Everton forward Richarlison in this summer transfer window.

Richarlison of Everton FC

It is believed that talks are well underway between Tottenham and Everton after Richarlison made it known to the Toffees that he wants to leave. Everton would be looking to get a higher fee than the €60 million for the forward, who is currently on international duty with Brazil.

Richarlison, 25, was one of the rare bright spots in an otherwise horrid campaign for Everton. The Brazilian international featured 30 times in the league, contributing 10 goals and five assists, as the Royal Blues narrowly avoided relegation from the top flight under the tutelage of Frank Lampard.

Tottenham have already announced the free signings of Fraser Forster from Southampton and Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan, with chairman Daniel Levy keen to get the business done before the club starts their pre-season. Richarlison, who is also rumoured to be on the radars of Arsenal and Chelsea, could become Spurs’ third signing of the transfer window as Antonio Conte looks to bolster his squad after guiding the club to a top-four finish last campaign.

Steven Bergwijn likely to leave Tottenham

Tottenham signed Steven Bergwijn in a €30m deal from PSV Eindhoven in January 2020, but the move hasn’t worked out well. The Netherlands international was reduced to a peripheral role under Antonio Conte last season as he managed only four starts in 25 Premier League games.

Having become frustrated with the lack of regular first-team football, Bergwijn, 24, is keen to leave Tottenham this summer. The versatile forward wants regular game time elsewhere in order to fly with the Netherlands squad for the World Cup in Qatar later this term.

Ajax have shown an interest in signing Bergwijn, with the 24-year-old having indicated he is willing to agree a five-year contract with the Dutch champions. However, Spurs want to recoup as much as the €30m they paid to PSV for the player’s services two years back.

Richarlison could be a smart signing for Conte’s Tottenham

Should Spurs sell Bergwijn in the ongoing transfer window, Richarlison could be the Dutchman’s ideal like-for-like replacement.

Like Bergwijn, Richarlison can play anywhere across the front-line which would add crucial depth to the Spurs’ team next season. As a result, Conte could form a formidable, free-flowing attacking partnership with the Brazilian and the likes of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski working together to produce crucial goal-scoring opportunities.

With that being said, the north Londoners should do all they can to get the deal done to replace the outgoing Bergwijn and add bite to Conte’s squad that will compete in the Champions League next season.

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