Richarlison has completed his Tottenham medical in Brazil before finalizing a £60m move from Everton. A member of Spurs' staff was present early next week for a medical check-up for the 25-year-old forward, whose new club was set to start its pre-season on Monday, before leaving for London early next week. Tottenham made an offer of £40m in writing at 4 pm on Wednesday, and Everton chairman Bill Kenwright initially walked away believing the proposal was insufficient. Spurs will pay an initial £50m in add-ons with an additional £10m.
Everton was not happy with the £60m total packages but had to accept that fee for a 30 June deadline to ensure Frank Lampard has room to wrinkle in the transfer market.
The deal was struck very late on Wednesday night, and the player is now set to undergo medical in the coming days in Brazil before completing the move. Discussions for the right-back, who spent last season on loan at Nottingham Forest, have centered around an initial fee of £15m plus add-ons. As transfer speculation surrounds Everton's Richardson, we look at Brazil's forward's most essential goals in the Premier League.
Richardson will become Spurs' fourth summer signing after Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic, and Yves Bisouma. Spurs are also closing in on a loan deal for Clement Lenglet from Barcelona. Everton is under pressure to bring themselves in line with Premier League benefits and sustainability rules before the end of their financial year, which is Friday midnight. Spurs training must be delicious! As Richarlison's Tottenham moves closer to the edges, we look back at the Brazilian's struggles over the past season with his soon-to-be teammate, Argentine defender Cristian Romero.
Chelsea has been considering taking on Tottenham for Richarlison, one of several options for the Blues to improve on their front line. Chelsea is in talks with Leeds on a deal for Richardson's compatriot Rafinha, with the Blues ready to pay more than £50m to complete the deal, and Man City's Raheem Sterling and Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele Interested, which is going to be out soon. Meanwhile, Tottenham has cooled their interest in Anthony Gordon for now, and Richardson is focusing his efforts on completing the deal. Everton indicated during talks with Spurs that they do not want to sell Gordon. It is understood that Spurs had made a joint offer for both players during the discussions.