Richarlison to Tottenham: Brazilian striker joins Spurs in record £60m deal with Everton

Richarlison joined Tottenham Hotspur from Everton in what could ultimately be a club registration deal worth £60m.

While the exact terms of the deal are undisclosed, CBS Sports understands Spurs have agreed to pay an initial fee of £50m with an additional £10m in performance-related add-ons likely to be made. affected, taking the deal beyond the £53.8. signing Tanguy Ndombele to make Richarlison the most expensive player Tottenham have bought.

Richarlison completed his medical with his new club on Thursday before putting pen to paper on a contract that will run until 2027. Spurs still need to get a work permit, but that won’t be a problem for a player with 36 selections for Brazil.

The deal should help ease financial pressure on Everton, who may be able to record the deal in their 2021-22 accounts, which closed on June 30 as agreed several days ago. even if an announcement only came in the morning. of July 1. The sale of their star striker would at least help to balance the books ahead of what is expected to be another 12 months in deficit for the Merseyside club, whose finances came under the spotlight towards the end of last season when the relegation rivals Leeds United and Burnley lodged a complaint with the Premier League.

Everton recorded pre-tax losses totaling £372m for the three seasons before this – by far the worst in the top flight – and although the Premier League have relaxed their financial fair play rules to reflect the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of Goodison Park’s finances remains a point of contention across the league. Richarlison signed by watford in 2018 in a deal worth up to £50million, signing a five-year contract. With the cost of that transfer being amortized over five years of Everton’s financial reporting, they should be able to record a profit of up to £50m on his sale in their next accounts.

As for Tottenham, they can believe that they have finally found the almost mythical replacement for Harry Kane after crossing Fernando Llorente, Vincent Janssen and Carlos Vinicius with little success. Richarlison is, of course, more than just a support player; at Everton he formed a dangerous strike duo with Dominic Calvert-Lewin and could do the same with the English captain. To do this, however, it would have to outperform at least one of the Heung Min Son and Dejan Kulusevskytwo of the best players in the second half of last Premier League season.

Richarlison’s arrival gives Antonio Conte the depth and quality he demands as he attempts to break the Liverpool-Manchester City duopoly atop the Premier League while also competing in the Champions League (stream all games on Paramount+ this upcoming season). When the Brazil international returns from vacation in his native country, he will join other summer signings Yves Bissouma, Fraser Forster and Ivan Perisic.

Spurs are also in the hunt for a new centre-back and have held talks with Barcelona over a loan deal for Clement Lenglet.

chelsea had also had an interest in Richarlison, who scored 53 goals and provided 14 assists in 152 games for Everton, while Arsenal were related, although their priority was always Gabriel Jesus.