By Anthony Onifade

29th Mar, 2023 | 8:10pm

Goodison Park return may come too soon for Richarlison ahead of Everton v Tottenham clash

Tottenham striker Richarlison is nearing a return from injury in a welcome boost for Spurs ahead of their clash with Everton on Monday night [3 April].

The forward, who joined the north London outfit from Everton in a £60m [Sky Sports, 1 July 2022] last summer left the pitch in tears after injuring his calf in the opening minutes of their 3-3 draw with Southampton, prompting fears over a long injury layoff.

However, the Brazilian forward may be back sooner than expected, and according to the Evening Standard [28 March], Richarlison is hopeful of getting back to action, but he remains doubtful for a Goodison Park return on Monday.

“Standard Sport understands Richarlison is hopeful of returning quickly to match action, though Monday’s visit to his former club Everton is likely to come too soon”, the report reveals.


A Goodison Park return for the former Everton star would have certainly been a dream one for him, considering all he did for the club in their quest for Premier League survival last season.

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And how the Toffees could do with someone of his qualities in front of goal right now.

However, things haven’t been all rosy for the Brazilian since his £60m move last summer, still yet to register a Premier League goal for Spurs whilst also failing to stake his place in the team over the trio of Harry Kane, Son Hueng-min and Dejan Kulusevski.

A strange set of circumstances after the 25-year-old was hell-bent on trying out the next level in his career with a better outfit. A good performance against his former side on Monday could have been a morale-boosting one for him, but he will have to sit out this game, according to reports which come as a big shame for him.

Despite all he achieved at Goodison, Everton arguably will be happy with the £60m fee they received. They could recruit someone better this summer.