By Saikat Mandal

29th Jun, 2022 | 8:10am

Everton make strong transfer stance on Richarlison as Tottenham continue negotiation

Everton are unwilling to allow Richarlison to leave at a cut price deal despite their financial problems, according to The Times.

The newspaper reported on their website on 28 June that Spurs continue their negotiation with the Toffees over Richarlison, but the player’s valuation remains the stumbling block.

The topic of Richarlison has been discussed by both Daniel Levy and Bill Kenwright earlier this week.

Richarlison has been earmarked by Antonio Conte as a potential option, and a number of different packages have been put forward to sign the Brazilian forward.

Two players plus cash deal offer haven’t materialised while the Toffees are not interested in selling Anthony Gordon along with Richarlison.

The report adds that Tottenham’s offers have so far priced Richarlison at about £50 million, as they hope the Toffees will buckle under pressure and a deal can be struck.

What a mess!

The club has been poorly run under the ownership of Farhad Moshiri.

The Toffees announced losses of £120.9 million in the last financial year, £139.9 million in 2020, £111.8 million in 2019 and £13.1 million in 2018.

Richarlison is their bankable asset and yet they find themselves in a position where they are susceptible to offers for the 25-year-old which shows how bad the situation is at the moment.

Obviously, the club must not entertain any offer for Gordon as he was one of the most consistent players for the club last season.

The Toffees are struggling to get a sizeable fee for Richarlison, let alone earn a big profit on the £43 million fees they paid Watford in 2018 for him.

Frank Lampard has only been able to secure a deal for James Tarkowski. The club can only move on with other targets if they sell one or two players this summer.

Richarlison is certain to leave Goodison Park, but Spurs have to come up with an offer that suits all parties involved.