Everton reject first ridiculous offer for Richarlison from Tottenham Hotspur

Richarlison (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)
Richarlison (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images) /

Everton will be facing some very busy days ahead as Tottenham Hotspur ramp up their effort to sign Richarlison. There have been non stop reports over Richarlison’s future ever since he gave the interview on international duty.

"Now I can’t talk, because when I talk about leaving a club I’m kind of like this, because of the history I have at Everton, the affection that the fans have for me, when I talk about leaving I’m kind of speechless. (via Globo Esporte)"

After a tornado of transfer rumours linking Richarlison to Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and PSG, the dust seems to have settled as Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea have emerged as teams showing concrete interest in the Brazilian. Although, Chelsea have made Leeds United winger Raphinha their priority leaving Spurs as front runners for the 25 year old.

Everton would like to keep hold of their prized asset and only a sensational offer would convince the club hierarchy into contemplating a sale. In case Richarlison wants to leave and pursue Champions League football, the Toffees will be hoping to get a fee between £60 million to £65 million.

Everton reject the first offer from Tottenham Hotspur for Richarlison

Everton’s interest in Harry Winks means there’s scope for a player plus cash deal. The Toffees are also looking at Steven Bergwijn who wants to leave Spurs this summer. The Dutchman has an offer from Ajax but reportedly the Royal Blues have offered a better deal to the 24 year old. Taking advantage of Everton’s interest in Tottenham stars, the North Londoners have proposed a player plus cash deal.

According to The Telegraph, Tottenham have offered Bergwijn and an additional sum of £20 million to match the valuation of Richarlison. Everton have wasted no time in rejecting this ridiculous lowball offer. Offering Bergwijn in an exchange deal was chairman Daniel Levy’s idea. Initially, Levy wanted to include Winks and Lucas Moura as part of the deal but Frank Lampard had no interest in signing Moura.

Initially, Antonio Conte also wanted Anthony Gordon and Ben Godfrey. Everton are in no mood to sell Gordon and the youngster was not a factor in the latest negotiations. It appears that Spurs have made Richarlison a priority but from Everton’s point of view, the offer is too low to even consider.

As per the offer, Bergwijn is rated at £40 million by Spurs which seems to be a highly inflated valuation. Everton may be open to a swap deal but it should be on their terms and they should not be bullied into a deal. Lampard wants to overhaul the squad and will need funds for it. Given the financial trouble, funds will have to be generated through sales.

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