May 17, 2024

Tottenham could lose 26-year-old in January transfer but Ange Postecoglous will have final say.

Richarlison of Tottenham Hotspur controls the ball during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur (Photo: Getty)

Richarlison has scored only two league goals since joining Tottenham from Everton in 2022 and even though Spurs had initially said they would not sell, a massive bid could tempt and test their resolve.

 

The Brazil international joined Spurs in the summer of 2022 from Everton in a deal worth up to £60 million.

 

Richarlison was a fans’ favourite at Goodison Park, scoring 53 goals in 152 games and played a key role when Everton narrowly avoided Premier League relegation in the 2021-22 season.

 

But he endured a difficult first season in north London having four league goals taken off him by VAR and only finding the back of the net just once in the league.

 

The story of his second season has been any better with just one goal despite the departure of Harry Kane.

 

When the 26-year-old grabbed a brace on his Champions League debut for the club, many thought they had their long-term Harry Kane replacement but it’s been quiet since.

 

According to The Telegraph, Richarlison was wanted by Saudi Arabia outfit Al-Ittihad in the summer transfer window.

 

Saudi Pro League club signed Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante and Fabinho earlier this year. Tottenham were previously unwilling to allow Richarlison to leave but It remains to be seen whether their stand will have shifted with Saudi clubs ‘ready to test the water again’.

 

Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou has seen a strong start to the season take a hit following two defeats in their last two games.

 

Injuries and suspension haven’t helped but the Spurs boss will have a final say on who leaves the club and who stays.

 

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