Richarlison has completed a £60 million move to Tottenham Hotspur from Everton, with the Brazilian international signing a five-year deal with Spurs.
Tottenham Hotspur have made an official statement to confirm that they have secured the services of Richarlison. The Brazilian forward arrives from Everton as Spurs’ fourth signing of the summer transfer window, signing a five-year contract with the north London club.
Richarlison is one of the most underrated players to have plied their trade in England in the past half a decade. The 25-year-old first arrived in the country by joining Watford in 2017 before moving to Everton a year later. And Richarlison has been a pivotal figure for the Toffees in the last four seasons.
This past season, the Brazilian international was instrumental in helping Everton stave off the threat of relegation as he chipped in with ten goals and five assists in 30 appearances. But since helping the Toffees retain their Premier League status, Richarlison has been adamant about embarking on a new adventure. That will come with a £60 million move to Tottenham Hotspur.
The former Watford forward did not have a shortage of suitors, with Real Madrid, Arsenal and Chelsea vying for his signature. But Spurs have stolen a march on the rest of the chasing pack. According to the official statement, Richarlison has put pen to a five-year contract running until June 30, 2027.
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The Brazilian international is the fourth signing of the summer transfer window for Tottenham, as they continue to evolve under the tutelage of Antonio Conte. The north Londoners had already added Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster and Yves Bissouma to Conte’s squad, with Richarlison the latest arrival at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
News of the breakthrough in negotiations between Tottenham and Everton came earlier this week, and the move is now official. With the £60 million deal, Spurs have bolstered their attacking unit considerably, creating a quartet of top-class forwards, including Richarlison, Harry Kane, Dejan Kulusevski and last season’s Premier League Golden Boot joint-winner Son Heung-min.
The north Londoners have been the quickest movers in the market this summer, completing nearly all their desired deals before the advent of pre-season. But Spurs are not done yet, with Clement Lenglet reportedly on the verge of completing a loan move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.