By Saikat Mandal

12th May, 2022 | 7:45pm

Fabrizio Romano: Manchester United discuss move for Everton forward Richarlison

Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Manchester United have discussed internally about signing Everton forward Richarlison in the summer.

Speaking to Rio Ferdinand Presents Five podcast, Romano has suggested that he is “100% sure” that Richarlison’s name has come up in international discussion in United’s boardroom but the final decision will be taken by Erik ten Hag.

Richarlison has been superb for the Toffees this season, but the club may find it hard to hold on him next season, even if they avoid the drop.

“He’s [Richarlison] a very good player but at same point, it’s something they discussed internally since March,” said Romano.

“He is a player they have on the list. But it’s up to Erik ten Hag to decide. Still no decision has been made.

“It’s too early to say, but I’m 100% sure he is the name they discussed internally.”

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Highly unlikely

It is almost certain that Richarlison will leave the club in the summer.

The Brazilian has shared his love and commitment for the club, and he has always delivered on the pitch.

However, he deserves to play at an elite club, and a summer exit looks likely.

It remains to be seen whether there’s an offer from heavyweight European clubs for him, and at what price Everton are ready to let him go.

It will be a great disappointment if he ends up joining Manchester United.

The Red Devils are a club on the decline. They have spent reckless money post Sir Alex Ferguson era, but the club have failed to reach the dizzy heights of success.

There will be another rebuilding phase under a new manager, but Richarlison should look to move to a club that can offer him Champions League football.

In other Everton news, an American broadcaster filled three minutes of airtime with footage of Evertonians at Leicester.

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