Richarlison has revealed he moved to Tottenham for £60 million this summer, admitting that Lilywhites aren’t the only team interested in his services.
The 25-year-old has been the subject of multiple inquiries this summer. Both Arsenal and Chelsea approached Everton, but only Spurs were willing to pay the requested fee.
Richarlison spent four seasons with the Toffees after leaving Watford, scoring 53 goals and providing 14 assists in 152 appearances for a transfer fee of £35 million.
The Brazilian is currently away with his national team but continues his preparations for the World Cup, scoring twice in the 3-0 victory over Ghana.
Richarlison regarding his move
As per the reports by Goal.com, Richarlison stated, “I know Chelsea made an offer, and I believe Arsenal also contacted Everton to ask about my situation, but Spurs came in and paid the fee, you know?”
“It’s as simple as that. Everton had to sell some players to avoid a Financial Fair Play problem, and the negotiations were very brief, to be honest.”
“I was on holiday in Brazil when I heard that Tottenham had made Everton an offer. I was happy because they are a huge team. Then it was all about the clubs negotiating a deal, and fortunately, everything went well.”
“Antonio Conte called me during the negotiations and expressed how much he’d like to have me on board – that was vital for my decision.”
And the 25-year-old is already well-loved by Spurs fans, having scored twice in Tottenham’s Champions League win over Marseille in early September.
However, although he has only started twice in his seven Premier League games against Leicester and Fulham, he has already assisted twice.
But he will soon be on the verge of becoming the league’s top scorer, as he faces stiff competition for the starting lineup alongside Harry Kane in Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski.