Chelsea to pay £50M to complete signing and leave London rivals fuming
Chelsea are reportedly ready to pay the £50M it may take to sign Richarlison from Everton this summer
Richarlison is a player that all the big clubs have been linked with over the past few transfer windows – as many believe that he should be competing at the top of the Premier League and not the bottom
Thomas Tuchel wants to bolster his attacking options following an underwhelming end to the 2021-22 campaign – and with the reports which have claimed that Richarlison is now leaving Everton – Chelsea have been linked with a possible transfer move
Tottenham had looked the Premier League side most likely to land the Brazilian with their rivals Arsenal also keen but The Mail suggest the Blues are keen on Everton’s Brazil striker and will pay the big asking price to conclude a deal
New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is reportedly happy to spend big in this transfer window – And Richarlison’s value soared with six goals in the last nine games of the Premier League season to help Everton stay up
There is no doubt that Richarlison is a very good attacking midfielder – but dont Chelsea already have a number of players that can do the job that he does?
He is a goal-scorer but not quite the man that will bang in 30-goals a season and lead that Chelsea attack
He is more of a wing-forward that does his best work from the left – so unless Tuchel is also looking to spend big money on a striker to replace Romelu Lukaku – the Brazilian is not the answer to the clubs problems
It will be interesting to see just what Chelsea do over the next few months as there are only two real options for the club left – Robert Lewandowski and Harry Kane – thise are the only two strikers that will improve the attack
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