Tottenham Hotspur attacker Richarlison is reportedly being eyed by Real Madrid for a potential summer transfer move.
The Brazilian only joined the north London club during the previous summer transfer window from fellow Premier League side Everton in a deal worth £60m.
However, it has now been revealed that the 25-year-old is already being eyed for a possible move away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
According to a recent report from ESPN, Real are tracking Richarlison, as well as Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic, as they look to land a potential replacement for Karim Benzema.
With 19 appearances to his name across all competitions in his debut season at Spurs, prior to Tuesday’s Champions League clash against AC Milan, Richarlison has started nine of them, scoring two goals and delivering three assists along the way.
Despite a calf and hamstring injury impacting his game time this season, the former Everton star has still shown how much of a useful attacking figure he can be for Antonio Conte by playing across three different attacking positions.
Should Spurs sell Richarlison in the summer?
To highlight his attacking talent, only Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have a higher rate of shots and shots on target per 90 minutes than Richarlison (2.5/0.89) out of Spurs players that have had more than one attempt at goal in the Premier League this season.
The summer recruit also showed his attacking prowess for Brazil during the recent World Cup, as one of his three goals in the tournament was described as “unbelievable” by journalist Tom Rehn on Twitter.
In terms of a potential summer exit, we feel that Spurs should not consider letting the £90k-per-week attacker leave the north London club, regardless of his lack of consistency in front of goal.
However, if Real were willing to offer a significant transfer fee that would eclipse the £60m that Spurs paid Everton for him, then this could be something for them to think about, especially if it would allow them to bring in a suitable replacement.