Amidst heightened interest from Saudi Pro League clubs, Tottenham Hotspur has reportedly attached a price tag to Richarlison. The 26-year-old Brazilian, who made a high-profile £60 million switch from Everton 18 months ago, finds himself in a challenging situation, having only managed to score five goals in 47 appearances for Spurs.
Richarlison’s initial promise from his time at Goodison Park seems distant, especially as he returned from groin surgery just in time to feature as a late substitute in the thrilling 3-3 draw against Manchester City. However, this comeback coincides with renewed speculation about a potential move to Saudi Arabia, prompting Spurs to contemplate a sale.
Despite Richarlison’s struggles, Tottenham remains firm on not letting him go at a bargain. Daniel Levy is reportedly insistent on recouping the full transfer fee, even though the player’s reputation has taken a hit during his time with the North London club. Richarlison is under contract until 2027, providing Spurs with leverage in negotiating a substantial fee, alongside his hefty weekly salary of £90,000.
Reports hinting at Richarlison’s potential departure align with Spurs’ quest for a new striker, particularly as Ange Postecoglou eyes reinforcements in the upcoming January transfer window.
While Brentford’s Ivan Toney is a prime target, fierce competition from Arsenal and Chelsea complicates the pursuit. Another option, former Celtic striker Jota, seems to be reconsidering his stance and is likely to stay with Saudi side Al-Ittihad.