By Daniel Feliciano

14th May, 2022 | 8:40am

Richarlison 'ready to explore' Everton exit this summer, many clubs interested - Fabrizio Romano

Richarlison is ‘ready to explore’ an exit from Everton this summer, with Manchester United among ‘many clubs’ interested according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Brazilian has been one of the stand-out performers for the Toffees this season as they battle against relegation, where they currently sit two points above the relegation zone with three games to go.

But the 24-year-old has been linked with an exit this summer whether the team stay in the Premier League or not [Romano, Vibe with Five], and Romano told the Wondergoal podcast that he sees him leaving the club as there will be an opportunity for teams to sign him this summer.

“What I’ve been told is that his (Darwin Nunez) name has been discussed internally, at Manchester United,” he said. “Richarlison and Darwin Nunez are two names that they’re discussing internally at Man Utd.

“But the final decision will be by Erik ten Hag. So we need to wait a bit as he’s still fighting with Ajax to win the Eredivisie and then he will be focused on new signings.

“Richarlison, I’m sure he will be one of the names in the summer, part of this striker domino.

“He’s committed on this Everton mission of staying in the Premier League but then he has a new agency now working with him and this is a message like, ‘okay, I’m ready to explore the market this summer.’

“I’m told that Man Utd have already discussed his name internally. He’s a player that could be an option for Man Utd.

“We mentioned Darwin Nunez, we mentioned Richarlison, because at the end of the season, it (the decision) will be made by Erik ten Hag. But he’s (Richarlison) always been a player in the Man Utd borders of potential opportunity and now the summer will be an opportunity to sign him.

“Many clubs could be on him but I see Richarlison leaving the club, honestly, because he’s prepared to look at proposals.

Pain

Everton are desperate to stay in the Premier League, but beyond that they are desperate to keep their best players and try to build for next season, and Richarlison is certainly one of those.

But with a World Cup approaching at the end of the year, he knows he must be playing regularly and playing well to be involved with his national team and that could mean leaving.

The Toffees are likely to need a cash injection as they build a new stadium and deal with the repercussions of cutting ties with Alisher Usmanov, which means player sales are likely to be necessary.

The winger will be one of the most coveted assets the club have and after giving everything to the shirt and proving his love for the club with a tattoo, it’s unlikely fans would begrudge him an opportunity if a bigger club came in for him.

It seems inevitable he’ll go now, whether it’s to Man United or elsewhere, and it’ll be a sad day all round if it happens.

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