Tottenham Confirm Brazilian Striker, Richarlison, £60 Million Record Signing
The English Premier League has seen such a riveting summer transfer window in these recent weeks.
Adding to this noise, the Tottenham Hotspurs announced with a great deal of excitement on Friday their second-highest record signing, confirming the transfer acquisition of Richarlison.
The Brazilian striker becomes the fourth addition to the North London club of the preseason, after securing the services of Fraser Foster, Ivan Perisic, and Ives Bissouma. However, his inclusion was a showstopper, detailing a 5-year contract worth £50 million with a further £10 million in add-ons.
This is a lucrative signing for the Spurs’ hopes of forging ahead a Champions League season, if not more of Everton’s good business execution. Lately, Tottenham are quite an attractive prospect for professional footballers on the verge of paralleling their career ascension. Richarlison, as a top target to make this transition, seemed like a no-brainer considering his stellar contributions for Everton from an individual capacity these past few seasons.
He joined the Merseyside club at 21 years during their 2018-2019 season, displaying a fighting spirit throughout his tenure with a hunger to win games as his goalscoring track record proves. The 25-year-old leaves Goodison Park with a total of 53 goals in 150 games.
In the aftermath of the deal, the 2020 Olympic gold-medalist expressed on his social media:
"It's very difficult to say goodbye to a place that has become my home, to fans who welcomed me as if I were one of them and a club that treated me kindly and helped me develop my sense of community and empathy” he said.
"No words and not all the love I have for this club is enough to thank you. We'll see you along the way! I love you Evertonians."
The former Watford forward’s arrival at White Hart Lane continues to add star quality and depth to the camp, as you can observe they have prioritized a strike force shaping up to be a threat in the Premiership league. Under the coaching of Antonio Conte Richarlison will excel and especially thrive in the surroundings of Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son on the front line.
Undoubtedly, his positioning is telling what a year is ahead of him considering the highest level of football he’ll experience. He’ll adapt if he applies his winning personality.
Regardless of how big Everton are as a club, the fact remains that they narrowly escaped relegation and are in a horrible spot financially. The blockbuster move by the Brazilian leaves both teams in a beneficial place, to put it mildly.
He is leaving Merseyside with his head held high, with the supporters' blessing.