Tottenham closing on deal for Everton’s Richarlison: Reports
June 30 2022 11:51 PM

AFP/ London

Tottenham are set to further bolster their attacking options with the signing of Richarlison from Everton in a deal that could rise to £60mn ($73mn), according to reports in the British media yesterday.
The Athletic reported that a £50mn initial fee has been agreed with £10mn more in add-ons for the Brazilian international. Richarlison joined Everton for £50mn from Watford in 2018.
The 25-year-old scored 53 goals in 152 appearances for the Toffees, crucially netting six times in his final nine games of last season to keep the Merseyside club in the Premier League.
According to the BBC and Sky Sports, Everton need to complete the sale to help balance the books with their financial year ending on June 30. Everton have posted £372mn in losses over the last three years.
Leeds and relegated Burnley have reportedly written to the Premier League to question how Everton have complied with Financial Fair Play.
Premier League rules state that clubs can lose £105mn over a three-year period, but those regulations were relaxed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A move to Spurs fulfils Richarlison’s desire for Champions League football, but he faces stiff competition to play regularly with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min occupying the positions he played most often for Everton.
Tottenham have already backed manager Antonio Conte during the transfer window with the signings of Croatian winger Ivan Perisic, midfielder Yves Bissouma and a new back-up goalkeeper in Fraser Forster.

Morata to return to Atletico as loan at Juventus ends
Alvaro Morata will return to Atletico Madrid after his loan at Juventus comes to an end on Thursday, the Serie A club have announced.
The Spanish international forward will leave Turin after the two clubs failed to come to an agreement that would have allowed him to extend his stay in Italy. “Alvaro Morata’s adventure at Juventus has come to an end,” the Italian club said in a statement.
“The Spanish forward, on loan from Atletico Madrid over the last two seasons, leaves the Bianconeri for the second time and returns to the ranks of the Colchoneros.”
Morata was in his second spell at Juve after being loaned there by Atletico in 2020, winning the Italian Cup the following year and scoring 32 times in all competitions.
He previously played for the club between 2014 and 2016, when he won two league and cup doubles and reached the final of the Champions League in 2015.
The 29-year-old was happy at Juventus and said that he wanted to stay in Turin.
“Having the chance to wear this shirt is one of the best things that ever happened to me,” Morata said in a farewell message on Instagram.
Juventus needed to pay 35 million euros to make Morata’s move permanent according to the deal struck with Atletico, but Italian media report that he could still return if the Spanish side lower their asking price during the summer.
Juve also made official the departures of Paulo Dybala and Italy international Federico Bernadeschi, whose contracts expire on Thursday.
In March the club’s CEO Maurizio Arrivabene said that Dybala’s contract would not be renewed, with the Argentina striker hotly tipped to sign for arch rivals Inter Milan.

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