Chelsea leading the race for Everton star Richarlison
It’s no secret that Chelsea are interested in Everton’s forward Richarlison. But who isn’t?
According to multiple reports emanating from England, Chelsea are leading the race for Richarlison.
Richarlison has been at Everton since 2018 when he joined from Watford. His contract is set to expire at the end of the 2023/24 campaign.
The forward has banged in 11 goals and provided 5 assists in 32 matches last term on all fronts.
The 25-year-old is considered to be one of the best forwards in Brazil. His record for Brazil is also impressive. Richarlison has scored 14 goals in 36 matches for Brazil at senior level.
His impressive performances last season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.
Thomas Tuchel wants to sign a new forward and Richarlison is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He is a firm fan of Everton forward and Chelsea could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.
Chelsea are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
The former Watford man is a dynamic forward, who possesses good technical skills and ball control. His finishing abilities when in and around the box will come as a massive asset to Tuchel’s side.
According to the report, “Chelsea are getting serious about signing Everton striker Richarlison. Tottenham had looked the Premier League side most likely to land the Brazilian with their rivals Arsenal also keen. However, The Independent’s Miguel Delaney understands that any interest from the North London pair is ‘currently expected to be trumped by Chelsea’. Everton could cash in on Richarlison in order to ease financial fair play laws and assist manager Frank Lampard in the summer market.”
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Chelsea will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Everton to the negotiating table. The Blues have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.
The Toffees would be wise to keep the Brazil international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.
Richarlison ideal fit for Chelsea?
Undoubtedly, he would be a fantastic recruit for Chelsea.
A forward of Richarlison’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Chelsea squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Thomas Tuchel’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his attacking department.
Chelsea fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
How strong that interest is and whether Chelsea will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.