Brazilian striker Richarlison de Andrade was in demand during the summer transfer window and revealed why he ended up in the Spurs over the Gunners or the Blues.
How was everything?
Richarlison completed a £50m ($56m) move to Tottenham on July 1, but only after attracting strong interest from Emirates Stadium and Stamford Bridge. With his selection of notable seating in London, the 25-year-old Brazil national team striker explained how Antonio Conte won the race for his signature.
What did Richardson say?
The Brazilian international striker said while on duty with the national team: “I know that Chelsea made an offer and I believe Arsenal also contacted Everton to ask about my situation, but Spurs came in and paid the fee, you know?” According to Richarlison, everything is just as simple. Everton had to sell some players to avoid the Financial Fair Play problem and the negotiations were very short, to be honest.
The striker was on holiday in Brazil when he heard that Tottenham had made an offer to Everton. The Brazilian was happy because they are a huge team. Back then it was all about the clubs negotiating a deal and luckily everything went well. Richarlison says Antonio Conte called him during the talks and expressed how much he wished he was on board – that was vital to his decision.
A little about Richarlison
The Brazilian national team player faces stiff competition for places in the Spurs from the likes of Dejan Kulusevski, Heung-min Son and Harry Kane, but Richarlison has made eight appearances so far and opened his scoring when he packed the Champions League brace against Marseille.
The Spurs, still undefeated after seven games of the 2022-23 Premier League campaign, will return to action on 1 October when taking on a derby date with north London neighbors the Gunners.