Richarlison: Tottenham hopeful of completing transfer deal for Everton
August 11, 2022
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Richarlison: Tottenham hopeful of completing transfer deal for Everton forward by Friday

London (UK)- Tottenham’s negotiations with Everton close to reaching an agreement; Everton under pressure to meet Premier League Profit and Sustainability rules; Richarlison scored 10 goals and provided five assists for Everton last season.

Sources close to negotiations are indicating an agreement is close between the clubs.

Chelsea is in talks with Leeds over a deal for Richarlison’s compatriot Raphinha, with the Blues prepared to pay in excess of £50m to get the deal done and hold interest in Man City’s Raheem Sterling and Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele, who is soon to be out of contract.

Why Richarlison is worth every penny

Richarlison is a role model to millions in Brazil after excelling at Everton. Affectionately known as ‘the pigeon’, his ascent up the football ladder has no limits.

Tottenham is in talks over a loan deal for Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet but he is not the club’s only centre-back target this summer.

A move to Spurs has been described as Lenglet’s most likely destination by a source close to negotiations if the France international is to leave the Nou Camp this summer.

However, an agreement is not yet close, with the 27-year-old, not the only centre-back Spurs making enquiries about as they look to add a left-footer to the back three.

Atletico make offer to sign Emerson on loan

Tottenham Hotspur's Emerson Royal during the Premier League match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London. Picture date: Thursday May 12, 2022.

Atletico Madrid has made an offer to sign Tottenham defender Emerson Royal on a season-long loan.

As it stands, Spurs have no intention of allowing Emerson, who joined last summer from Barcelona for £25.8m, to leave.

Atletico tried to sign him last summer, but he opted to join Spurs instead, signing a five-year contract.

Tottenham will start their 2022/23 Premier League campaign at home to Southampton on August 6 followed by a trip to London rivals Chelsea on August 13.

Antonio Conte’s side, who finished fourth last season to qualify for the Champions League, face north London rivals Arsenal at The Emirates on October 1 with the return fixture at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on January 14.

The first newly-promoted side Tottenham face is Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on August 27 and that is followed by a midweek evening trip to London rivals West Ham on August 30.

Tottenham’s final game before the season pauses for the winter World Cup in Qatar will be at home to Leeds on November 12, with Spurs returning to Premier League action on Boxing Day at Brentford.

Tottenham faces back-to-back London derbies at home in the second half of the season as they host West Ham on February 18 and then Chelsea on February 25.

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