Richarlison heads for his Tottenham medical to seal a £60m move after Spurs upped their bid by £10m, with talks progressing even after ANOTHER club made an approach… and Everton won’t let other players be included
- Richarlison is expected to undergo his Tottenham medical ahead of £60m move
- The 25-year-old will become Spurs’ fourth signing in their summer squad rebuild
- Spurs are expected to pay £50m, with a further £10m in add-ons for the forward
The 25-year-old will become Antonio Conte‘s fourth summer signing after already landing the likes of Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster and Yves Bissouma, as Spurs continue to rebuild their squad ahead of a return to the Champions League.
Spurs are expected to commit to an initial package in the region of £50million, with a further £10m in add-ons bringing the total outlay to around £60m.
Everton forward Richarlison (pictured) is expected to undergo a medical at Tottenham today
The 25-year-old will become Spurs boss Antonio Conte’s (pictured) fourth summer signing
The two sides have been locked in talks in recent days.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy met with good friend and Everton counterpart Bill Kenwright for dinner at Scott’s in London on Monday evening.
Various Tottenham players have been mentioned as potential makeweights though winger Steven Bergwijn, who was considered by Everton earlier in the window, has expressed a preference to join Ajax or another Champions League side.
Proposals involving Harry Winks have also been dismissed.
Daniel Levy (left) and Bill Kenwright met in London to have talks over transfer of Richarlison
Spurs initially had a £40million bid rejected, but have since improved their offer by another £10m, which was deemed as more acceptable to help talks progress.
They have now reached an agreement with the Brazilian set to undergo his medical in his home country today to complete the deal – despite another unnamed club also making a late bid on Wednesday.
Tottenham have had to beat off competition from Premier League rivals Arsenal and Chelsea to capture his signature, after both sides also expressed an interest in the Brazilian international.
No other players will be part of the current deal, even though Bergwijn and Winks have been heavily linked with the Toffees as part of the deal in recent days.
Richarlison is expected to be a good option for boss Antonio Conte across the front line, with him being able to play on either flank, and even fill in down the middle for England star Harry Kane.
The Brazilian has made 152 appearances for Everton since joining from Watford back in 2018
He has made 152 appearances for Everton since joining from Watford in 2018 for £40m, scoring 53 goals.
The forward was instrumental in helping the Toffees avoid the drop last season, as he found the back of the net 11 times and added a further five assists in 33 outings last season.
Spurs are also not expected to make a separate bid for Richarlison’s team-mate Anthony Gordon after this move with the Toffees not wanting to sell the youngster.
Spurs are also not expected to make a separate bid for Toffees winger Anthony Gordon
Gordon became a regular at Goodison Park last season, making 40 appearances in all competitions.
Everton have not been instructed by the Premier League that they will need to make drastic sales to comply with Financial Fair Play (FFP), meaning they’ll be keen to keep hold of the winger.
Tottenham may, however, not have to wait long for a fifth signing, as they have a loan deal ready for Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet, but are continuing talks over other defenders.
Spurs boss Antonio Conte is also on the brink of sealing a loan deal for Clement Lenglet
The defender, who recently signed a new contract until 2026 just 18 months ago, made just seven starts for Barcelona last season as they finished third in LaLiga.
He fell out of favour under Barca boss Xavi last campaign and now looks set to try resurrect his career in north London.
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