According to manager Rafael Benitez, Everton have no intention of letting Richarlison go before the transfer deadline.
Speculation from Brazil erupted last night that Richarlison's agent was in France to negotiate potential terms with Paris Saint-Germain following reports that the Ligue 1 giants had made the forward their top target to replace Kylian Mbappé.
Mbappé is the subject of a massive bid from Real Madrid to take the French international star to La Liga and Richarlison is reportedly being lined up to take his place.
However, if what Benitez said at his pre-match press conference ahead of the trip to Brighton holds any water, Everton have no plans to sell him this week:
“We are not considering selling him,” Benitez said. “He is our player, we are really pleased with him and we are happy. Hopefully he can score a lot of goals for us this year.”
According to UOL Esporte, the Blues would demand €120m for Richarlison.
The Spaniard also refused to be drawn on speculation around other players involved in the media transfer speculation, saying:
“We have some players that people know are good players and they are players people could be talking about.
“There are rumours but as coaches we have to concentrate on what we have.
“We have our players here, we have an important game against Brighton and we will try to do our best to be sure we are ready.”
James Rodriguez has been the subject of endless talk about his future, with the latest reports suggesting he could be loaned out to FC Porto for the season.
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1 Posted 27/08/2021 at 14:38:59
2 Posted 27/08/2021 at 14:50:19
3 Posted 27/08/2021 at 15:18:28
If I remember correctly, Tottenham received a loan from the government for £175 million due to the pandemic. If you can't afford to pay your staff, but they have already spent around £60 million on Romero and Gil.
I don't see how that falls in line with FFP... or the Premier League's version!
4 Posted 27/08/2021 at 15:44:26
5 Posted 27/08/2021 at 15:53:39
That sounds good deal but, at this stage of the window, I believe we would be loosing if we sell Richarlison and have not gotten any apropiate replacement.
Although the Gueye move sounds interesting if in some case it should happen. But Richarlison is quite irreplaceable for me. We should go for a Zaha kind of player if he does leave, so as not to lose on the footy side of things. Quite difficult really.
There's a player here in Boca Juniors, a Colombian forward who is lightening quick but has some trouble off the pitch: Sebastian Villa. 25 years old. I'd love us to go for him.
6 Posted 27/08/2021 at 16:06:47
Richarlison is the sort of player we should be building the squad around and not selling at any price.
7 Posted 27/08/2021 at 16:08:17
Ronaldo is in the market for sale or will we get the comments of, typical Everton signing of, old past his prime, not fit, just another Kenwright fault, why are we always buying other clubs castoffs?
Let's see if Benitez is as good as his word and he stays, as there is no way we are going to replace him with the transfer figures that are quoted.
8 Posted 27/08/2021 at 16:10:53
9 Posted 27/08/2021 at 16:14:49
10 Posted 27/08/2021 at 16:23:39
11 Posted 27/08/2021 at 16:46:17
12 Posted 27/08/2021 at 17:20:47
13 Posted 27/08/2021 at 19:44:21
Jay 6 – every player has his price and we are not yet back to the situation where we can build a team around a player like Richarlison, as he will be on many top teams' list of players to purchase.
I do however share your wishes but we are not in a position – just yet... maybe in a year or two.
14 Posted 27/08/2021 at 20:54:03
15 Posted 27/08/2021 at 22:39:50
Second hand unconfirmed conversational information, so be interested if anyone has insight.
16 Posted 27/08/2021 at 22:52:40
So one of your dogs is called "The Manager"...😊
17 Posted 27/08/2021 at 23:01:18
18 Posted 27/08/2021 at 00:09:25
19 Posted 28/08/2021 at 00:12:13
20 Posted 28/08/2021 at 10:28:43
21 Posted 28/08/2021 at 10:45:03
Collins Is Mr Everton...and Ball and...and...and...
If the correct dominoes fall and the money is right Everybody is for sale
22 Posted 28/08/2021 at 13:06:41
23 Posted 28/08/2021 at 14:06:27
I'm very surprised that Digne's name doesn't pop up when the money teams start sniffing around.
24 Posted 28/08/2021 at 21:40:23
How has Bill Kenwright come into this? Leave the poor bloke alone. I still believe he is deserving of that statue outside the new stadium. Anyone in agreement with me?
25 Posted 29/08/2021 at 09:30:52
26 Posted 30/08/2021 at 11:15:45
27 Posted 30/08/2021 at 11:44:56
28 Posted 30/08/2021 at 12:29:19
29 Posted 30/08/2021 at 12:45:11
30 Posted 30/08/2021 at 14:13:53
The club could save some money as the plinth required will not need to be over large to list accomplishments and achievements during tenure
31 Posted 30/08/2021 at 14:26:59
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