Chelsea have emerged as surprise favourites to win the race to sign Everton’s Richarlison – it has been claimed in the media
Richarlison is a player that all the big clubs have been linked with over the past few transfer windows – as many believe that he should be competing at the top of the Premier League and not the bottom
Thomas Tuchel wants to bolster his attacking options following an underwhelming end to the 2021-22 campaign – and with the reports which have claimed that Richarlison is now leaving Everton – we have been linked with a possible transfer move
Tottenham had looked the Premier League side most likely to land the Brazilian with their rivals Arsenal also keen but The Independent’s Miguel Delaney understands that any interest from the North London pair is ‘currently expected to be trumped by Chelsea’.
Amid all the speculation – Harry Redknapp has opened up and told Lampard that he may need to let Richarlison leave the club in order to use those funds and improve key areas of the squad
“He [Richarlison] has got ability, there is no doubt about that,” Redknapp, Lampard’s uncle, told talkSPORT Breakfast.
“He can drive you mad though at times when you see him diving about, and whatever he gets up to.
“He can certainly play, though, and scores, and he has managed to get assists.
“But if Frank has no money to spend, he is going to have to sell. Sometimes you have to sell your best player to try and get two or three in.
“He [Lampard] needs to strengthen that team. That team that Everton have got at the moment, they are going to struggle.
“I am desperate for them [Everton] to do well, I kicked every ball with Frank this season, but I think they are going to be struggling again.”
There is no doubt that Richarlison is a very good attacking midfielder – but dont we already have a number of players that can do the job that he does?
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