Tottenham Hotspur agree personal terms with Chelsea target Richarlison
You can’t sign everyone you lay your eyes on, and that’s exactly the case here. Richarlison, who has attracted interest from Chelsea in recent days, is closing in on a move to north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
According fabrice romanothe Everton striker has agreed personal terms with Tottenham and a meeting is imminent between the two clubs to discuss the structure of the deal.
Richarlison has now spent five seasons as a Premier League player, including four in the Everton blue, since joining Watford in 2017. Richarlison has scored 53 goals and provided 14 assists in 152 games for Everton.
He was instrumental in helping Frank Lampard’s side avoid relegation last season, scoring vital goals including a winner against Chelsea at Goodison Park.
Sky Sports had reported in recent days that Chelsea were planning to face Spurs for the 25-year-old Brazilian. However, it appears that due to the Blues’ focus elsewhere on deals for Leeds United winger Raphinha, Manchester City star Raheem Sterling and Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, Chelsea are ready to let it slip. Richarlison.
Raphinha first, then the rest
A meeting is scheduled between Raphinha Deco’s agent and Chelsea to discuss personal terms on behalf of the player. Talks are also expected to progress on the Matthijs de Ligt front later this week, while a second offer for Sterling also looks imminent.
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There is a lot to do and Chelsea cannot afford to lose focus by pursuing every transfer target simultaneously. These are no longer desperate times, so desperate measures are best avoided.