Richarlison ‘agrees personal terms with Tottenham Hotspur’
Everton striker Richarlison has allegedly agreed personal terms with Tottenham Hotspur and is now closing in on a switch to the North London club.
The Brazil international is seemingly set to depart Goodison Park after a four-year spell, during which he helped the Toffees stave off relegation to the Championship last season.
Richarlison only has two years left to run on his contract with Frank Lampard’s side, who are thought to be willing to let the attacker leave for the right price this summer.
Tottenham have long been regarded as the frontrunners for Richarlison’s signature, although Chelsea were seemingly attempting to hijack a move for the 25-year-old at one point.
However, with the Blues now focusing their efforts on signing Raphinha from Leeds United, Tottenham have been handed a clear run at Richarlison, and a deal is now nearing completion.
Richarlison’s 10 goals and five assists in 30 Premier League appearances last season were crucial in preserving Everton’s top-flight status, but he has not finished higher than eighth with the Toffees.
Spurs are also understood to be interested in a deal for Richarlison’s teammate Anthony Gordon, but Everton are more reluctant to part ways with the 21-year-old.
Nevertheless, a transfer for Richarlison will seemingly be straightforward for Tottenham, who have already signed Yves Bissouma, Fraser Forster and Ivan Perisic this summer.
Antonio Conte is also aiming to boost his ranks at centre-back, and the Lilywhites are thought to be closing in on a deal to bring Clement Lenglet to the club on loan from Barcelona.
Earlier on Wednesday, it was revealed that new arrival Bissouma had been cleared of a sexual assault allegation following an arrest outside a Brighton nightclub in October.
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