Transfer Talk: Spurs making all the right moves with Samba star Richarlison

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Richarlison scored a crucial winning goal in Everton’s 1-0 victory over Chelsea last season

Richarlison has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham this summer, with Everton reportedly demanding a fee in the region of £55million for his services.

Antonio Conte’s outfit sensationally clinched fourth spot last season and with the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal bolstering their attack, the Italian coach must ensure he strengthens his squad to keep pace.

The Brazilian is a favourite at Goodison Park and bagged 10 league goals last term as the Merseysiders survived relegation by the skin of their teeth.

We take a look at why Spurs are after him and how the marksman will fit.

Rich rewards
If Spurs manage to lure Richarlison to North London, they will be getting a lot more than just goals.

The 36-cap international is a unique player that possesses qualities that many do not — he plays with hunger, tenacity and is a huge character who leaves everything on the pitch.

Having started on the left flank at times, his heat map from last season (below) highlights the large areas of the pitch that he covers due to his immense work-rate.

Richarlison is quick and agile and has great balance, with the ability to shift on to his weaker left side comfortably and tends to peel out wide in transitions, playing to his strengths.

His movement off the ball is impressive and he presses opposition defences particularly well, certainly not afraid to throw himself into a tackle, while his physical nature adds an aerial threat having netted 14 headed goals for the Toffees.

He has embraced his Brazilian flair with jaw-dropping moments of skill and improvisation, as seen most emphatically in his bicycle kick against Norwich last season.

The former Watford man’s aggressiveness and strong mentality, helping Everton survive the scare of Championship football with six goals in his last nine games, makes him a match made in heaven for Conte’s system.

Source: Livescore


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