Arsenal could sign Everton striker Richarlison this summer, claims journalist Dean Jones.
The 24-year-old has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park amid the Toffees’ difficult season.
What’s the latest on Richarlison?
According to BUT, Manchester United are interested in signing Richarlison as they look to bolster their attacking options.
It comes after The Telegraph reported that the Brazilian and his team-mate Dominic Calvert-Lewin were being watched by several clubs ahead of the summer transfer window.
Everton recently announced that they made a loss of £103m in the 2020/21 financial year, so it wouldn’t be surprising if the Merseyside side had to make at least one big sale this summer.
And Richarlison, who was signed for £50m, is a player who would obviously make big money.
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What did Jones say about Richarlison at Arsenal?
While United’s name has recently come up, Jones has told GIVEMESPORT that Arsenal are also interested in Richarlison and a transfer could take place in the upcoming window.
Speaking to GMS, the insider said: “It’s been talked about before and, if I understand correctly, it’s something that could also happen in the summer.”
Would Richarlison be a good signing for Arsenal?
Arsenal signing Richarlison would make a lot of sense. With Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah set to become free agents this summer, the Gunners could be on the verge of finding themselves extremely light up front.
The No.9 is a position the Brazil international has played in regularly during his time at Everton, while he can also play on the left side.
His goalscoring record hasn’t been great in the last two seasons including the current one, but he has netted 26 times in the Premier League in the 2018/19 and 2019/20 campaigns.
As well as Richarlison, another Everton player, Calvert-Lewin, could also become someone Arsenal are seriously considering in their bid to resolve their striker crisis.
The Sun claims the Toffees are ready to cash in their talisman at the end of the season which has put the Gunners on red alert. They could, however, face competition from West Ham, who reportedly tried to sign him in January.
Whether it’s Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin or someone else, Mikel Arteta needs to bring in a new striker given he’s unlikely to have Lacazette and Nketiah to call on next term.
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