Everton must ask for cash plus £26 million ace in exchange for Richarlison

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Richarlison to Tottenham Hotspur links are spreading like wildfire. The Everton attacker has been linked with Tottenham, Chelsea, PSG and Arsenal. However, Spurs and Chelsea look the ideal destination for the Brazilian.

It has been reported that Richarlison will not consider joining Arsenal and will make a decision over his future after returning from holiday. In the financial abyss that Everton are in, the easiest and quickest way to come out is to sanction the sale of one of their most valuable assets. Richarlison or Dominic Calvert-Lewin could be sold to generate funds that will finance the rebuild under Frank Lampard.

Last summer too, Everton were crippled in the transfer window and managed to spend just £1.7 million. In winter too, Everton spent money only because Lucas Digne was sold for £25 million to Aston Villa. The Toffees have already offloaded high wage earners like Cenk Tosun and Fabian Delph by letting their contracts run out. Simply by not renewing Tosun, Delph and Gylfi Sigurdsson, the Toffees have managed to save £240,000 per week in wages.

Yet, this is not enough. The only way to bring in new players is to sell players and expect big windfall. Richarlison has been a target for many sides who offer him European football and a better shot at winning trophies. Everton are expecting €70-€75 million (£60-£64 million) for Richarlison.

Everton must ask for Steven Bergwijn plus cash for Richarlison

Spurs are open to offering Harry Winks and Lucas Moura as makeweights to bring down the price for Richarlison. Winks has already been a target for the Toffees and features in the list of midfielders being targeted by Lampard.

However, the Toffees should not be willing to take Moura. Instead, Everton must ask for Steven Bergwijn. According to 90 min, Bergwijn has already revealed that he has plenty of offers on the table and he has decided to leave Tottenham this summer.

"Several clubs have come forward. Now I just have to find a solution for myself that benefits both parties. I’m leaving."

Dutch giants Ajax have been in negotiations with Spurs over Bergwijn but no agreement has been reached. The 24 year old has also drawn interest from the Merseysiders and Everton must ask for Bergwijn, Winks plus cash for Richarlison.

Tottenham are open to selling Winks for £20 million and Bergwijn for £26 million. So a player plus cash deal for Richarlison could suit both parties. The Dutchman could slot into the role that would be vacated by Richarlison.

Despite not featuring regularly last season, Bergwijn posted solid numbers. He’s an amazing dribbler and uses his pace to get past the opposition. The 24 year old averages 3.03 shots per 90 minutes and a non-penalty xG of 0.49. Bergwijn is fierce in the opposition penalty area, recording 7.17 touches in the penalty area.

Richarlison’s exit talks will soon pick up pace and Everton should seriously consider taking Bergwijn in exchange.

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