Everton: Pundit drops verdict on Richarlison

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Gabby Agbonlahor believes Everton striker Richarlison is only worth £30m as the Brazilian is prone to drifting “in and out” of matches.

According to a report by 90min, Paris Saint-Germain are ‘ready to make their move’ for the Toffees forward.

It is also claimed that the Merseyside outfit may need to sell either Richarlison or Dominic Calvert-Lewin in order to ease concerns over potential Financial Fair Play breaches.

Football Insider has reported that Frank Lampard will accept offers of over £50m for the Brazil international, and the club are increasingly confident that a deal can be secured.

The Brazilian was a key player in Everton securing Premier League survival, scoring 10 goals and registering five assists in 30 Premier League outings for the Toffees this season.

However, TalkSport pundit and ex-Aston Villa striker Agbonlahor believes the 25-year-old’s value has significantly decreased since his £50m move from Watford in 2018.

Talking on TalkSport edge, Agbonlahor said: “Richarlison, for me, £30m player. I don’t think teams will want to pay more than that because he’s in and out of games.

“The way he rolls [around] down on the floor winds a lot of managers up. From rolling around on the floor, his value’s gone down.”

TIF Thoughts on Agbonlahor’s comments…

With Everton in deep financial constraints and the fact that they secured Premier League status for next season, it would be perfectly understandable for the club to demand a figure that is considerably more than the £30m quoted by the former England star.

However, we could see why Agbonlahor would quote such a figure when determining the Brazilian’s value, though it seems as if the former Aston Villa striker has completely forgotten the three main aspects when deciding a player’s valuation.

Firstly, his current form has been excellent and he was instrumental in securing the Toffees’ Premier League safety this season.

The £110k-per-week hitman’s good form has also seen him feature regularly for Brazil’s star-studded side on the international stage. £30m for an in-form Brazilian international striker could be seen as an absolute snip.

Secondly, the pundit hasn’t taken into account the striker’s contract length.

At present, the Brazilian is still contracted to the Toffees until the summer of 2024, meaning the Toffees still hold plenty of bargaining power when it comes to their asking price.

Considering they paid £50m for the Brazilian in 2018, it is unlikely that they will want to part with his services for any less than what they paid.

Finally, the 25-year-old is still relatively young and has plenty of Premier League and international experience considering his age.

There is still every chance that he would develop further over the coming seasons, so Agbonlahor has perhaps been a bit harsh on Richarlison here.

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