Journalist Duncan Castles has recently talked about the situation of Everton star Richarlison.
Castles appeared on the latest episode of The Transfer Window podcast and he spoke about multiple things involving Everton and potential transfers involving the Toffees. One player that the journalist focused on was Richarlison, revealing that he’s open to leaving the club this summer and his agent is also looking for opportunities to move him away from Goodison Park.
Richarlison had arrived at Everton from Watford in a deal worth up to £50 million in the summer of 2018. Since then, the Brazilian has scored 42 goals for Everton, while also picking up a total of 10 assists for the Merseyside club.
Can Richarlison leave this summer?
Castles revealed that Everton feel that if a good offer comes in for Richarlison, they could look to sell the player.
He said: “You have Richarlison, who has three years of contract left at present, scored 33 goals in 105 Premier League games over his three seasons at the club, but just seven in 34 last season. He is now quite a regular Brazil international, was a very expensive signing from Watford in a fee that could rise to £50 million.
“And Richarlison is very much open to moving elsewhere, his agent has been looking for opportunities to move him elsewhere. Everton are aware of that, and I think they’re being quite pragmatic about it. And they’re saying if a good offer comes in for this player who wants to leave, if he gets what he regards to be a good offer, then we should take it and invest elsewhere.”
TIF Thoughts on Richarlison…
Richarlison’s current value stands at £49.5m by Transfermarkt and that value has certainly risen since he joined Everton from Watford.
But since Richarlison arrived at the club for a fee which could be as much as £50 million, they may find it tough to make a profit from his sale, especially considering that the 2020/21 campaign wasn’t a great one for him, with his top-flight goal tally his worst throughout his three years at Everton.
So Everton should only consider selling the 24-year-old when he has a much better season, as they would be able to raise their asking price and make a profit.
Either way, it literally seems a rather big deal for one of their main attacking threats to be seeking a potential move away, particularly with the club possibly entering a transition phase following the recent departure of Carlo Ancelotti.
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