It has emerged that the Lilywhites signed the Toffees’ popular striker for £20m less than the total outlined in the Blues’ budget
According to a new report, Tottenham paid £20 million less than Everton’s valuation to sign Richarlison.
After Everton were hit with a 10-point deduction by the Premier League for breaching financial rules, an independent commission filed a 41-page report which mentions the Brazilian’s transfer to Spurs in the summer of 2022.
The report says Everton had budgeted £80m for the sale of their popular attacker, but the Brazilian moved to north London for only £60m, plus possible add-ons.
“Everton considered that the sale on 30 June 2022 of Mr Richarlison to Tottenham Hotspur FC for the sum of £60million, rather than the sum of £80million that it had budgeted to receive, to be directly attributable to its PSR (price-sales ratio) calculation difficulties,” it said.
The points deduction leaves Everton in the bottom three with just four points in the Premier League rather than the 14 they have earned in their 12 matches so far this season.
Everton has filed an appeal against the penalty, which is believed to have to do with paying interest on the team’s recently constructed Bromley Moore Dock Stadium.
Burnley, Leeds United, and Leicester City—all of whom were demoted during the previous two seasons while the Blues avoided the drop—may also file a lawsuit against the Toffees in the meantime.
After joining from Watford, Richarlison scored 53 goals in 152 games for Everton, and the Brazilian was a huge favourite among Toffees supporters.
However, since joining Tottenham last year, the 26-year-old has had difficulty and has only scored five goals in 46 games across all competitions for the north London team.
Richarlison, who had surgery earlier this month to address a groyne issue, is expected to return to action in the upcoming weeks.