Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly in negotiations with Richarlison over a proposed £51m move from Everton.
According to a number of outlets citing Bruno Andrade of UOL Esporte, the Brazilian has emerged as a top target for Spurs as they look ahead to their return to the Champions League this coming season and they have made the first move ahead of rival suitors like Arsenal and Chelsea.
At this stage, the talks appear to have been with the player over personal terms as Everton have not, at this stage, received a formal offer.
Richarlison is believed to be considering his options this summer after changing agents earlier this year, perhaps in order to facilitate a move to a club offering European football.
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Evertonians are largely resigned to losing the 25-year-old following another year where they failed to qualify for Europe and though he would leave with most fans' blessing, they would surely have preferred he move on to a club on the Continent rather than one in the Premier League and for a lot higher fee than €60m.
However, the reality of the Blues' financial restrictions is such that they may have to accept a lower fee than their valuation in order to raise much-needed funds for incoming transfers.
Subsequent reports have suggested that Everton will be looking for a minimum of £60m for Richarlison and that Spurs would consider offering Harry Winks and Lucas Moura in part-exchange.
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1 Posted 11/06/2022 at 14:24:39
Hope it's just lazy journos at it again.
2 Posted 11/06/2022 at 15:35:54
I certainly hope it's not true at that price. It's about £14M shy of his true value, in my opinion.
3 Posted 11/06/2022 at 15:44:02
4 Posted 11/06/2022 at 16:23:32
I'd have thought Richarlison is worth a lot more given today's market values and certainly compared to the £40M we may have to lash out on Dele Alli, unless some part if not all of that is also wiped clean on top. A sad day if true though.
5 Posted 11/06/2022 at 16:35:28
If it makes you feel any better, in the US media he's worth $63M.
6 Posted 11/06/2022 at 16:38:52
It makes sense for both parties, we have to cash in rather than risk him running down his contract next summer and leaving for free the following. Spurs are in the Champions League, new stadium, huge crowds, horrible fans of course but, who could blame him?
He will go with my blessing and I will always love him as a player and for what he did on the pitch for us in a Blue shirt. All that said and done, if that figure of £51M is anywhere near close to what they actually pay, I will lose my shit. We should be discussing figures of £65M up front at least in the current market, as Brian rightly states above.
It's an obscure figure being bandied around so, if there is any truth in that, there has to be a player involved as well (Bergwijn or Winks – I'd prefer the former rather than the latter, I have to say, and go for Gilmour or Berge) or perhaps money knocked off the Dele Alli fee?
This is Everton though, we cannot even seem to sell our stars properly (bar a few exceptions like Stones and perhaps Lukaku). £120M for the pair of Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin or don't sell them.
It does feel like he really is going to someone this summer though and many of us will wish him well and give him a warm reception whenever he visits. I don't like all the falling over but he is a baller, a workhorse, and he would compliment that Spurs front three beautifully, I'm sure.
It's got me thinking about what we will do with the money. Much depends on if anyone is coming the other way, of course. A bid for Lewis-Potter for me, £25M. It would have been Brennan but no way is he coming now Nottm Forest went up.
Speaking of Forest, if rumours are true of Kenny going there I think it would be a good move, good luck to the lad.
7 Posted 11/06/2022 at 16:47:28
Spurs in for Richarlison at £51M??? C'mon, give a glimpse of the commitment as shown by the fans and sell for a decent price – not a weak, "We are in financial troubles"-like sale to a club that over-prices its own players but expects us to sell on the cheap. Tell Spurs to piss off unless they come back with a sensible offer.
Richarlison has scored goals at the highest level, even after two non-stop seasons playing and what's more playing with niggling injuries. £51M for our prized asset is a joke.
The supporters have done the hard slog keeping this club in the Premier League – it's time for the board to repay that faith and reward the fans with deals that are very good for the football club. If forced and this is the going price, then sell him abroad – not to a Premier League team.
8 Posted 11/06/2022 at 16:48:40
Skint or not, keep him at all costs.
9 Posted 11/06/2022 at 16:53:00
Let's have a £60M fee minimum plus £20M of add-ons for performance and objectives achieved, over the length of his contract.
And the deal with Deli Ali is now null and void and we owe then nothing. No point in saying it depends on trophies won, as Spurs win fuck-all.
10 Posted 11/06/2022 at 17:00:03
I think £51M is a bit on the low side, but I can't complain at him wanting to move on. He's given everything for us, and there's no obvious reason to suspect we will ever give him European football or get him to a cup final.
11 Posted 11/06/2022 at 17:05:08
If anyone deserves to be surrounded by better players, in a team fighting for top honours, it's him.
But to lose him to Tottenham, with that smug chairman, for a poultry £51M and another one of their cast-offs to boot? I honestly don't think this club can stoop any lower?
All I can say is, we will get what we deserve and I'll be expecting another apology from Moshiri, Lampard and Co for their latest piece of rank mis-management.
12 Posted 11/06/2022 at 17:14:30
Jack 8 that's the spirit mate, hardball. Michael 10 I know what you mean, I didn't see Spurs as a viable option but why not? They have everything he would be looking for.
If I were Moshiri I'd be texting me mate Jim at Sky and telling him Carlo is sniffing around to bump up the price.
13 Posted 11/06/2022 at 17:15:12
The reds get an offer from Bayern for Mane and tell them to shove it.
Like I said maybe not true but this is Everton
14 Posted 11/06/2022 at 17:21:06
Surely they can't be doing that while the player is still under contract to Everton, unless it is with our blessing I guess?
15 Posted 11/06/2022 at 17:35:46
His preferred positions are left forward and central striker, and Spurs have better players -- MUCH better -- in both positions. So either Richi moves to the right side or he sits behind Son and Kane.
And if the latter, he seriously risks his position in Brazil's first 11 at the WC. Their manager Tite will never start a player who isn't starting for his club.
Richi better know what he's doing.
16 Posted 11/06/2022 at 17:36:44
And since the transfer window opened officially yesterday, it's open season for shooting sitting ducks in our shallow little pond.
17 Posted 11/06/2022 at 17:41:01
If it is for that amount, I would certainly add in a large percentage add on clause for future sale.
Gordon should be ready to fill that position out on the left, if however we decide to let Calvert-Lewin go as well, well we really are in the shit.
18 Posted 11/06/2022 at 17:45:27
19 Posted 11/06/2022 at 17:46:58
20 Posted 11/06/2022 at 17:47:55
21 Posted 11/06/2022 at 17:48:10
22 Posted 11/06/2022 at 17:52:48
23 Posted 11/06/2022 at 17:53:21
24 Posted 11/06/2022 at 17:56:17
I hope he doesnt leave but if he does Id prefer if he went to PSG, Real etc.
But who knows the true position on Evertons finances.
But Id not sell him to Spurs as they have mugged Everton off down the years in gazumping potential Everton targets, and hes worth at least £65M, in my view.
25 Posted 11/06/2022 at 17:57:51
However, we have yet to hear the ultimate horror element, should this deal go ahead; the inclusion of Winks. Now that would really suck.
26 Posted 11/06/2022 at 18:00:12
27 Posted 11/06/2022 at 18:03:45
28 Posted 11/06/2022 at 18:12:19
29 Posted 11/06/2022 at 18:12:56
30 Posted 11/06/2022 at 18:16:51
31 Posted 11/06/2022 at 18:17:21
32 Posted 11/06/2022 at 18:26:22
33 Posted 11/06/2022 at 18:29:06
Winks, I just think he's a very ordinary, short-game player that offers little and goes missing in many games. I wouldn't say he adds much usable aggression. Better players to spend our money on.
34 Posted 11/06/2022 at 18:30:07
We're not going to let our prized possession go for basically what we paid for him. Levy doesn't like to spend money and Richarlison isn't going to go somewhere where he isn't a guaranteed starter in a World Cup year.
They just signed Perišić and will be turning Kulusevski's loan deal into a full transfer. They also have Moura who can play in his role too. I know they are getting rid of Bergwijn, but he's very clearly been a back-up player and Richarlison would be replacing him.
35 Posted 11/06/2022 at 18:33:04
Surely it's a better way than selling our best player for way below the market value!
And no to Winks or other Spurs cast-offs!
Time for more bed sheets.
36 Posted 11/06/2022 at 18:34:42
37 Posted 11/06/2022 at 18:35:54
38 Posted 11/06/2022 at 18:38:34
However, I can't imagine Richarlison ever wanting to miss out on playing at any time, for any reason, money, club success or whatever. I almost think he'd play for free.
39 Posted 11/06/2022 at 18:39:46
40 Posted 11/06/2022 at 18:40:28
I won't even attempt to predict who we could or would or should buy and ideally, I don't want to lose Richarlison, but I'll say what I've said before. We shouldn't necessarily be afraid of selling our best players as long as we reinvest wisely.
We know who and Tottenham with the sales of Modric and Bale have done this in recent years. Tottenham, if they want him, can offer Richarlison Champions League football even though in the past few years, they sold their best players.
If it happened Kristian, can you imagine a front three with Kane as point with Richarlison and Son supporting?
41 Posted 11/06/2022 at 18:42:22
42 Posted 11/06/2022 at 19:03:15
It's not really a case of Everton 'losing' Richarlison, it appears to be a case of Richarlison 'wishing' to leave Everton.
43 Posted 11/06/2022 at 19:04:16
Don't like the look of Gilmour for Scotland either, he would be a very poor signing. Far too weak and not a goal in him. Obafemi for Ireland looks the business, sign him instead, he looks dangerous and scored an absolute screamer today!
44 Posted 11/06/2022 at 19:08:38
45 Posted 11/06/2022 at 19:12:00
46 Posted 11/06/2022 at 19:16:40
47 Posted 11/06/2022 at 19:33:43
I wouldn't be surprised if he bombs at a higher level; he's half-decent in our lower mid-table stupor but that won't be enough in the upper echelons. He's certainly not top-notch and getting our money back on him would be a result if no-one else is interested.
48 Posted 11/06/2022 at 19:45:53
Good luck, Richy, you played your heart out for us. I hope you win the Champions League in your first season with Spurs. A well-run club that ToffeeWebbers constantly slag off for being a shit club. Wish we were as shit.
49 Posted 11/06/2022 at 19:55:23
50 Posted 11/06/2022 at 19:57:31
Whatever “gentleman's agreement” exists to let him go this summer is simply irrelevant. Unless and until we have a) suitable replacements in the bag, and b) get a big enough fee to buy them, we've got to be tough on this.
The World Cup is in November so he's not going to down tools for 3 months. Genuine chance of him coming out of that as a golden boot, in which case £51M will make us look like fools on the world stage.
Don't get me wrong. I love this kid, I love the way he's going about it. I actually want him to get a dream move to wherever the hell he wants, but we've got to come out of this stronger. We were one loss away from Championship football last season. We have no space to move.
51 Posted 11/06/2022 at 20:07:35
If we're accepting £51M, then we're in a worse financial state than we first thought.
Also, this also announces to others that we're open to lower offers on other players, so I can see sub £50M bid coming in for Calvert-Lewin soon.
It also makes me think if there was an agreement in the Dele Alli deal that we'd do something at a knock-down price.
52 Posted 11/06/2022 at 20:08:16
I think we are looking to get this business done early to give us plenty of time to manoeuvre. Having Tottenham enter the fray will hopefully now give Chelsea, PSG or Real Madrid the impetus to bid.
Levy is the shrewdest of the shrewd. He is testing the water and seeing what the competition is for him. Why pay more if there is no serious competition for him from the likely suspects?
If he does go to Tottenham it will hopefully be for at least £60M plus the negating of any future Dele Alli fees. We need every penny to strengthen our midfield and replace Richarlison.
I still think Chelsea or another big Champions League club will come in for him with a much more realistic offer and he will prefer them to Spurs.
53 Posted 11/06/2022 at 20:10:02
He's worth at least £75M in today's market and the likes of PSG would likely pay that.
25 years old, a Brazilian international, extremely high workrate and scores goals. If Levy manages to get him for just £51M, then we're even more of a joke than I thought we were.
54 Posted 11/06/2022 at 20:13:07
It's journo talk. They might want to bid that, and it might be what they do bid, but that doesn't mean it will be accepted. No bid has gone in. And no negotiation has started.
Hopefully the club will see what the others are bidding for Nunez and play a similar figure, in the same way Spurs did with Kane last year.
55 Posted 11/06/2022 at 20:17:24
That will have a major impact on his transfer fee in a time when many players are opting to run down their contracts, or leave in the final year for hugely reduced fees.
If we were flush for cash, we could reject any offers… but that's not the case. I think we are living in an age when transfer fees are reducing and players' wages increasing.
56 Posted 11/06/2022 at 20:18:16
57 Posted 11/06/2022 at 20:20:42
I guarantee you nothing has changed. I bet Moshiri doesn't even know he has sent that letter!!!!
PSG have just appointed Luis Campos as technical adviser so there is a hope that he brings Richarlison to PSG. I don't want him to go but, if we must sell him, then I'd rather we sell him to a big continental club than bloody Spurs!
58 Posted 11/06/2022 at 20:32:37
Don't get me wrong – he is my favourite player and the best we have at the moment... but his tally of 86 goals in 284 games is very decent but not spectacular.
It is also well known that he is pretty keen to leave and that we are short of money. And as Brian @54 says, his contract with us is not long. We cannot afford to risk missing out on our one sellable asset.
I think people expecting £80/90M+ are going to be disappointed. I think he will go for between £65-75M unless Real Madrid enter the picture and really fancy him. But the truth is that other teams and their fans do not see him the same way we do.
Most Spurs fans think he would be unlikely to dislodge either Son or Kulusevski and they might be right. He's a very good player but, much as we would sorely miss him, he's not (yet) world class.
59 Posted 11/06/2022 at 20:32:57
A friend who's a Spurs fan, and seems to hear things there early, told me about 3 weeks ago that Spurs were looking at Richarlison. I think this story has legs and would not be surprised if behind-the-scenes talks have already started even though no 'official' bid has been put in.
I would be livid if we get that low a price and also allow Spurs to offload Winks on us. Winks is bang average and Spurs have been trying to get rid of him for a while. Low fee plus Winks would be a really demoralising start to the window and suggests another relegation battle to look forward to if it happens.
Hopefully one of the bigger boys will come in for him – he deserves a better club than Spurs imo, one where he can actually win something,
60 Posted 11/06/2022 at 20:40:24
Tell that to his international teammates and the Brazilian supporters.
61 Posted 11/06/2022 at 20:41:31
I guess that's how some deals work. If we agreed £20M for Alli (??), they bid £50M and tell us to forget the Alli money and keep the player, then it is a £70M deal. So if that's what has been or ends up being negotiated, I don't think it's knock-down. Maybe £5M short of his value, but there or thereabouts if a club was buying him cash upfront so to speak.
The worry here in my opinion is we have a club and board notorious for bad transfer negotiations dealing with a businessman and tough negotiator in Levy. Even when he's selling, he's ruthless and rarely budges until he gets his way.
I hate to use the phrase, but talk about taking Bill's knife to have a gunfight with Levy.
We need other interested clubs to spark a bidding war. But then if we keep Alli and have to pay £20M to Tottenham, we'd need to fetch £90M for Richarlison from someone else to get the same financial return.
Would we get that much for him? I doubt it. We'd likely get about £70M and have to pay Tottenham £20M so end up realistically with £50M anyway.
Have I done my maths right? My head hurts trying to work these things out. I prefer the football.
62 Posted 11/06/2022 at 20:43:05
63 Posted 11/06/2022 at 20:43:51
He's never been my cup of tea. In the 4 years I've been watching him, hasn't improved at all in my opinion.
If the story is true, I hope Frank spends the money wisely.
64 Posted 11/06/2022 at 20:43:57
I wouldn't begrudge him a move to most teams, with the exception of some fairly obvious ones. Spurs being one of them, but it will be a bitter blow to see him at Goodison wearing their colours and undoubtedly scoring against us.
What bugs me most is that price that's being bandied about. I hope this is just speculation because, in my opinion, he is worth practically double that amount.
All will possibly be revealed in due course, no doubt.
65 Posted 11/06/2022 at 20:53:46
Everton do have a history of selling their biggest assets below market value with staggered payments, Rooney being the prime example, and paying way over the odds for mediocre surplus-to-requirements stock from other clubs – in particular, Manchester United.
66 Posted 11/06/2022 at 20:55:22
A very sensible point. We paid £45M for a midfielder scoring close to 10 goals a season plus assists. We are now expecting to receive £75M for a forward to scores just about 10 goals a season.
I'd be interested to see which other forwards in the Premier League have had similar output to Richarlison these last 3 or 4 years and what we think their valuation is. I'd say we have slightly blue-tinted specs when it comes to his valuation.
67 Posted 11/06/2022 at 21:04:11
The cheaper the transfer fee, the better the personal terms, so it seems like a player could be influenced to agitate for a move to their preferred club even when they aren't offering the same money as a transfer fee.
Surely, in all fairness, the parent club can set a fee and invite offers, with the player then being allowed to deal with whoever has come to an agreement with the club. We need an auction for this player, not letting him go to the first club to interest him for the sake of a quick and assured sale.
Then again, we have no idea of the various permutations that may flow from the ‘headline' figure. Maybe there will be add-ons, as with the Dele Alli deal?
I'd be interested in some potential Spuds cast-offs (not Winks though) if they could improve our first choice options. They are trying to move to parity with the likes of Man City; we are trying to catch up with Wolves and Crystal Palace.
I still haven't given up on Alli. Perhaps Lampard and his staff can find a way to get the player back to what he was supposed to become and then we won't miss Richarlison so much anyway?
68 Posted 11/06/2022 at 21:08:43
69 Posted 11/06/2022 at 21:14:55
We'll be lucky to get a Fiver.
70 Posted 11/06/2022 at 21:15:39
Brian #59, I took that as a command. So I called a Brazilian former teammate to ask him. He laughed out loud. To those folks, "world class" is Ronaldo, Romario, Neymar, Bebeto. Our man doesn't even make that conversation. They think Richarlison is very good, love his work rate. They don't rate him world class.
71 Posted 11/06/2022 at 21:18:34
With the World Cup beginning in November... he'd surely be taking a risk moving to any club. Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps...
72 Posted 11/06/2022 at 21:28:41
73 Posted 11/06/2022 at 21:47:22
Deal should be at £60M minimum, although I would accept £45-50M with Harry Winks coming to us on a full-time deal.
74 Posted 11/06/2022 at 21:51:31
75 Posted 11/06/2022 at 21:52:44
Don't get me on Trevor Steven going to Rangers.
76 Posted 11/06/2022 at 22:03:59
The Super Cup and Howard going to Bilbao. There you go, you've triggered.
77 Posted 11/06/2022 at 22:05:57
Everton if they want to can deny the player a transfer, unless he has put in a written request that he wants to leave. They can still deny him a transfer but will have a disgruntled player on their hands so normally they agree he can leave
Regardless of what the player and his agent have agreed to, Everton still have to agree with Tottenham for a transfer fee.
It's up to Everton to agree what they value the player and either play hardball or hope other clubs come negotiating and start a bidding war.
Richarlison may have not scored a lot goals this season but, with his injuries and suspensions, he has missed a number of games.
I believe any club who wants him are going on his potential in a good team and that should inflate his price.
78 Posted 11/06/2022 at 22:09:03
No, your ex-teammate doesn't rate him as world-class. He's one person. Someone who is a first-choice pick for Brazil, to me, is world-class.
Some of the players you quoted are from the past. I'm looking at the present. He was head and shoulders above anyone else we had. Having said that, you and me would both be that as well with the shite we've had to put up with.
I'll admit he's not your archetypal Brazilian superstar but he almost single-handedly kept us up this season. I will be gutted when he goes.
79 Posted 11/06/2022 at 22:36:29
I will be gutted too. But honestly I think he deserves it. He's more valuable to us than he will be to Spurs or anyone else probably. But that's the nature of it, the best players of poorly performing teams move on. And he has earned it. Let's just hope we spend the money well.
80 Posted 11/06/2022 at 22:42:29
Just as Watford did when they bought him for about £10M and sold him for a price that would or will see them have £40M profit on the basis our deal was based on eventually rising to £50M?
As I said in my previous post, if you take Alli into account, or we just sell him outright, we make £20M if his value is £70M.
Just don't go overspending on overpriced Premier League players because they have Premier League experience. I hate that phrase. Look to South America and the continent to find those hidden gems at better value for money. Look to the USA, dare I say?
And invest and support our local grassroots to find the next Rooney. There will be talent out there.
Sorry. Had to get that one in.
81 Posted 11/06/2022 at 22:44:58
I will be disappointed when Richarlison goes. Not gutted.
I was gutted when James was dumped. And when Rom departed. Before that, gotta go all the way back to Kanchelskis.
Nobody on the current roster would affect me that much, with the possible exception of Pickford.
82 Posted 11/06/2022 at 22:46:27
83 Posted 11/06/2022 at 23:20:11
84 Posted 11/06/2022 at 23:20:43
85 Posted 11/06/2022 at 23:26:35
Makes me laugh when I hear the words "Champions League football". Yeah, sure… like Spurs will even qualify for the group stages.
What is Champions League football? – Playing at least one half-decent side, playing two ordinary sides, and getting knocked out of the group.
There's really no kudos to this Champions League myth, there's really not. In my view, there's only 4 or 5 sides who realistically can win it and one of them sure ain't Spurs. He'd be a mug to join them because they're only a little bit better than us.
86 Posted 11/06/2022 at 23:35:03
87 Posted 11/06/2022 at 23:35:21
Spurs only a little bit better than us?
Best laugh I've had in ages!
They got in the Top 4 playing some fine football — we only just kept our Premier League status by the fucking skin of our teeth in the penultimate game of the season! 🤣
88 Posted 11/06/2022 at 23:53:46
He has 2 years on his deal and is Brazil's first-choice striker, for fuck's sake. Levy is well known for tough dealing and here we go again, rolling over in the market and paying through the nose.
£51M plus Winks maybe – but not my choice for centre mid.
Another year out of Richarlison while a new striker beds in – let's plan in our interests first, for fuck's sake!!!
Makes it look like the plan to a ground build then sell. Moshiri needs to be honest with us. On the pitch, we are behaving like a small selling club.
89 Posted 12/06/2022 at 00:07:30
Richarlison has already responded to the original story on Twitter saying the Spurs link is nonsense.
As for a fee of £51 million, that is about £34 million light on what we will will ask.
90 Posted 12/06/2022 at 00:15:33
We certainly cannot allow both of them to leave this window. So, if it's a case of having to balance the books and bring others in, I cannot see what else we can do.
We certainly have the money, we do not need to sell for the money alone. However, FFP has got us by the cobblers.
As for the gutted, I do not feel anywhere near as bad as when we let Lineker leave, that was a bad one for me, I was absolutely gutted that day.
91 Posted 12/06/2022 at 00:42:53
Difficult question to answer, but the old cliche 'worth what someone is willing to pay' comes to mind.
Many on here seem to think £80M. I assume this is based on the fact that we paid £45M and think his value should have doubled. But, he was never worth £45M when we signed him.
We paid a premium because: 1) Watford were resentful towards Silva and Everton; 2) Silva wanted him so badly; and 3) We are Everton and we overpay.
If we had signed him for say, £25M, which would have been more realistic valuation (he was signed the year previous for £11M, scored 5 Premier League goals, looked exciting but then struggled in a poor team), then selling now for £50M would seem excellent business.
But we paid £45M, so to get just 10% more feels like a mugging.
But he still remains an elusive player. His form kept us up, no doubt, but he is hardly prolific. I like him and think he'll thrive in a better team, but I can't see another club seeing what he's produced in 5 Premier League seasons and thinking: "£80 million player, right there!"
92 Posted 12/06/2022 at 00:50:17
Use his offer and find another offer. £75M to £100M — minimum!
We will sorely miss Richarlison if he leaves, which I think he will. He worked his socks off. Richarlison and Gueye have been the two I was most sad to see go.
93 Posted 12/06/2022 at 01:10:43
So we know Richarlison said this about 10 days ago:
“When we talk about changing clubs, it's a little bit complicated due to the history I have there at Everton,” Richarlison said. “The fans like me a lot. And where there are these talks about changing clubs, I feel like I don't have anything to say.
“But I made myself clear to the Board. I have talked with [Frank] Lampard as well. He knows what I want."
“So, no matter what happens, it won't disturb me at the national team. It won't be a problem at the World Cup. I am totally focused on football so, no matter where I am I will be playing football with joy.”
When a reporter remarked that it seems as though he wants to stay at Goodison Park, Richarlison smiled and said:
“We will see. Let's wait this month. I am focused here on the national team and let's wait this month and for the talks with my representative and Everton's board to see what they will decide.”
Then 10 days after saying this, his agent is negotiating terms with the first club to come along – Spurs?? Maybe so. Just seems odd given his statement of a few days ago.
As to his being world class. He's been a first-team regular in a tough league for 5 years. If he was world class, we'd know by now.
He's a relentless worker, given us 53 goals at a 1-in-3 rate. I rate him at the "Gareth Barry" level. A first-rate pro you definitely want in your first 11. Which is where I still hope we find him come August.
94 Posted 12/06/2022 at 01:15:07
That would be a hell of a gamble at £20 million. Sinisterra's pace and dribbling make him a blast to watch, but he's the size and build of a 15-year-old and completely unproven at any level above the Eredivisie. Colombia were shut out seven games in a row in World Cup qualifying but still never gave Sinisterra a sniff until they were already eliminated.
I'm not saying you're wrong about the kid, but I will say that the idea he can "replace" Richarlison is wildly optimistic at this point.
95 Posted 11/06/2022 at 02:04:54
This is not good business and does my head in. Richarlison is one of my all-time favourite players and I will be gutted to see him go. However, if he wants a move, fair enough with me because, instead of talking about it publicly or downing tools, he has played his heart out for us whilst being kicked black and blue.
What I will find very difficult to accept is if we sell him to a Premier League rival – and especially if we take one of their “no longer required” players as part of the deal.
96 Posted 12/06/2022 at 02:20:13
He can score but is not, in my opinion, as good as he should be in the Premier League and Spurs will probably pay him more than Everton can.
I would look at Werner at Chelsea if he comes available or Firmino at Liverpool who may be hard-pressed for a place at Anfield now.
Failing these two established players, there is an abundance of young strikers ready to step up to a team like Everton if our scouting staff are doing their stuff – or maybe we have someone already here ready to step up next season?
97 Posted 12/06/2022 at 05:39:47
98 Posted 12/06/2022 at 07:14:19
He's lit up the Eredivisie this season just gone but has also done pretty well in the Europa Conference League where he got 4 goals in 7 games.
Almost impossible for any player to ‘replace' Richarlison but I like Sinisterra because he works damn hard. It would be a lot to expect him to hit the ground running perhaps but super-fast wingers who can dribble well nearly always cause some trouble and I think he'd prove a hit.
He's got better stats than Antony (who I also like) who's been heavily linked with a £50M move to Man Utd.
99 Posted 12/06/2022 at 07:57:28
Nah. Unless one of those two are leaving… (And if so, why isn't everyone talking about it?) I don't see it happening. Why would he go there?
Unless there is some sort of nuts player merry-go-round about to kick off, he might leave, but not for Spurs.
100 Posted 12/06/2022 at 08:14:06
101 Posted 12/06/2022 at 08:50:14
You can be sure that clubs will come in for Calvert-Lewin with a much lower price than what they were originally going to offer. Why do Everton complete player transfers like Dumb and Dumber? We seem to always buy high and without doubt sell cheaply or in some cases we just fucking give them away.
Selling Richarlison at that price will be extremely bad business for this club, it will affect all future summer transfers as Everton will be seen as the charity shop of the Premier League.
102 Posted 12/06/2022 at 09:24:31
Even our local paper, the Red Echo, understands that there isn't currently any movement in terms of a deal for Richarlison, but Tottenham's director of football Fabio Paratici likes him. I know there is the old saying “There's no smoke without fire”, but I really do think this is a no-goer. Didn't Richarlison himself say recently that there's only three clubs he would join, Chelsea, PSG or Real Madrid?
One thing I do know is that Richarlison has recently put his house up for sale in Crosby, and has already vacated the property and moved to a new house in Formby. Of course, it could be that the house in Crosby was only rented and the owners want to sell and his tenancy agreement was up, but maybe, just maybe he is thinking of staying?
However… should this all be true and he does move to Spurs, I would be asking for Lucas Moura as part of the deal. Only seems to get a bit part at Spurs, and I'm sure he would like regular football. We could do a lot worse than Moura should any part-exchange be involved in the deal.
103 Posted 12/06/2022 at 09:28:01
And a big part of this is that the market knows we need to sell because of the problematic financial position.
I'd be disappointed if he left for less than £65M but it's certainly possible.
104 Posted 12/06/2022 at 09:49:16
This is so Everton – we as fans craved that we could get a rich owner like Sir John Moores to take us back to the promised land. When Moshiri became the major shareholder, we were all delighted, we could now compete for better players and, more importantly, didn't have to sell our better players.
Then things got even better when Moshiri's boss Alisher Usmanov threw in the odd £30M for the training ground and another £30M to be front of the queue for the naming rights of the new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.
But, within 6 years, it's all come crashing down around our ears Usmanov has been sanctioned, and because of FFP we might have to sell our best players to avoid further action. Yes, we are getting a new ground but, as yet, Moshiri isn't saying where the funding for it is coming from. Just a promise that he will secure the building of the new stadium… but not saying how it's to be financed.
105 Posted 12/06/2022 at 10:38:35
If he is to leave, I hope other clubs enter the battle for his signature and increase his price nearer to £70M which I believe is the minimum we should sell him for.
106 Posted 12/06/2022 at 10:40:37
Beggars can't be choosers and that's the situation with Everton due to gross mismanagement these last 5 years. Moshiri and Kenwright are guilty for the mess we are in.
We have a player who totally gets the club, is loved by the fans – even with all his antics. The guy probably doesn't want to leave, it seems he genuinely has a love for the club and fans but has been given no choice – he is 25 and he knows and we know Everton cannot offer his dream.
Richalison wants to win stuff and compete at the highest level, he has always said Champions League football is what he wants – we are light years away!
I will be amazed if he ends up at Spurs. If Ancelotti really rates him, they will come in for him and I would love to see him in a Real Madrid shirt.
But, as Rob Halligan says, there could be a twist in all this yet. Because we are struggling financially, any interested club will try and take advantage.
It really is sickening that we might have to sell for the price we bought him for near enough, guess who's to blame for that?
Seamus Coleman recently told a person I know that Richarlison was going nowhere!
107 Posted 12/06/2022 at 10:47:55
Levy is uncompromising and I'm sure they wouldn't budge a penny for us. They got Alli off their wage bill. We have helped them enough.
108 Posted 12/06/2022 at 11:07:09
In my opinion Richarlison would be a mug to go there. The difference between them and us is they've got a ruthless fuck of a chairman, and er we've got Kenwright.
Oh, and by the way, Spurs have got to qualify for the Champions League group stage – let's see how that goes.
109 Posted 12/06/2022 at 11:08:06
The price, hopefully, will be determined by Everton and not Spurs.
110 Posted 12/06/2022 at 11:16:09
Richarlison ain't desperate to leave and would surely understand us holding out for as much as possible, not sell to the first offer?
Time for some hard bargaining. If it's going to be £51M, then there has to be a player involved as well.
111 Posted 12/06/2022 at 11:16:18
Financially we are not in a great position to buy, but I don't think we need to sell just to meet financial regs. There's no fire sale needed but, should a good offer come in, it means we can reinvest.
Everton need the best for Everton, we need to redirect the charity work.
112 Posted 12/06/2022 at 11:23:29
113 Posted 12/06/2022 at 11:47:17
114 Posted 12/06/2022 at 12:30:53
My first thought when he was linked with Spurs was any fee would offset the Dele Alli mess we signed up for.
So it would represent a player plus cash deal with us no longer having to fork out £10M or whatever it was for a player of questionable relevance to us.
115 Posted 12/06/2022 at 12:35:52
I'd rather lose him on a free all day long. Absolutely no way will we replace a player of his quality with £51M.
So we might as well keep the one we've got for another 2 seasons. He won't like it, but it's tough. I think he's got enough about him to take it on the chin.
If he wants to play for Brazil in the World Cup, then I'm afraid he'll have to pull on the Everton jersey and give his best in the meantime.
He can join a Champions League club at the age of 27 if this is the case. On a free and therefore on an even more extraordinary wage than he'll be able to command now.
No-brainier for me. Unless a bid of £75M+ comes in.
116 Posted 12/06/2022 at 12:36:31
Lesser financially sound clubs have to sell to exist. Southampton are the biggest example. They have had to sell most of their quality talent over the years and are still a small club.
No matter what Richarlison thinks of Merseyside and Everton, he – like all of us – will have his eyes lit up when the big money is offered.
117 Posted 12/06/2022 at 13:06:57
We bought him young enough to get a resale value. Yet the vast majority of fans would rather he stayed at the club and resent selling him to a competitor club, regardless of the fee involved.
I doubt we will let him go for anything under £60M, and that's before add-ons.
118 Posted 12/06/2022 at 13:12:43
Frank Lampard will also know more than anyone that he only leaves if we get a proven goalscorer in first because, without his goals, we'll go down next season. Calvert-Lewin would also be worse off without his supply, so there's one more reason this does not make sense.
What Richarlison really needs is better players around him who will give him the feeling that we are actually going upwards and not downwards.
I would really piss Levy off by refusing any offers for Richarlison and actually try for a loan of Lucas Moura for next season.
119 Posted 12/06/2022 at 13:22:32
£51million is 4 Niasses and roll of bin bags.
120 Posted 12/06/2022 at 13:55:41
In today's market, I would have expected £60M+. Trevor Francis was the first £1M footballer in this country, I remember everyone thought that was barmy.
I don't know about you but I doubt we will have a stronger or better squad than last season, I can't see us having many stars. It's going to be another backs-to-the-wall job, I think.
The scouts or whoever need to find us some bargains for a change.
121 Posted 12/06/2022 at 14:20:58
I'm often reminded by someone who sometimes contributes to TW, that big clubs win things.
Now I know it's been a few years since we actually won anything, but let's all remember that Spurs are not exactly at the front of the queue when it comes to dishing trophies out. As far as I know, the last trophy they won was the League Cup in 2008.
I remember them winning a couple of FA Cups in the '80s, and I think the Uefa Cup in the '70s, but you have to go back a whopping 61 years since their last league triumph.
Now I know the last time we won the league was 35 years ago, but we are still the fourth most successful team in terms of league titles held. I reckon Spurs must be pretty near the bottom of this list with their massive two league titles.
Some might be thinking, "What's all this got to do with Richarlison going to Spurs?" Probably not a lot but, if Richarlison wants to win something, then Spurs are not the team to join as, like us, they are not going to be at the head of the queue come the end of next season when trophies are dished out.
Okay, he will get a season of Champions League football, or until at least the end of the group stages. If his main concern is playing for Brazil at the World Cup, then he should stay with us, see how the World Cup goes, then assess the situation come the January transfer window.
If it's trophies he's after, then by all means, Chelsea, PSG or Real Madrid will be his next destination, but certainly not Spurs.
Spurs a big club… Don't Make Me Laugh!!
122 Posted 12/06/2022 at 14:34:36
Not sure exactly how that reflects upon Richy's potential value, but perhaps prices will generally be a little lower now.
123 Posted 12/06/2022 at 14:46:17
If we sold Richarlison for say £60M, we could possibly sign Brennan Johnson for £30M and have £30M for a central midfielder or two.
Or we could invest maybe in a player like Hudson-Odoi, who surely should start getting games, week-in & week-out, or go for someone from abroad of a similar profile.
No player is irreplaceable, but especial wide-forwards, they are innumerous.
So long as it is invested wisely, no sale should cause problems. In fact, this very model should be seen as our way forward.
124 Posted 12/06/2022 at 15:21:16
125 Posted 12/06/2022 at 16:13:52
Richarlison will be at another club by then and, the longer we keep him, the less we will get for him when he leaves. So I think that he will leave in this window but we can still afford to be patient. We don't have to take a low-ball offer from Levy.
126 Posted 12/06/2022 at 16:20:46
2. If he does go - just remember, by the time he plays his first game in the Premier League for them, Spurs' last top division title win is nearer the 19th Century than it is to today.
127 Posted 12/06/2022 at 16:39:55
Barring a bid from PSG, Real Madrid etc before this season starts, I believe he signs a new contract with us so that his position in the Brazil World Cup squad is not threatened..
And on the understanding that, should a bid come in from one of these clubs in January or next summer that trigger an agreed amount, the club will allow him to leave.
Just my opinion and, if I were to have a bet, I believe Calvert-Lewin will be the one who is sold... if we do sell anyone.
128 Posted 12/06/2022 at 16:47:25
Let him, Calvert-Lewin, Pickford go if the prices are right.
129 Posted 12/06/2022 at 17:07:56
I've always seen Tottenham as a cup team.
They're more of a Newcastle who are self-proclaimed as being as big as Manchester United because they done their ground up, get big crowds and Sky love them.
It's probably a discussion in it's own right, but success doesn't necessarily equal Big Club and neither does lack of. Are Tottenham a bigger club than, say, Leeds in terms of fan base and stature? Everton are bigger than Tottenham. So are Aston Villa for that matter.
Look at Manchester United. Hadn't won the title for 25 years until their first one under Ferguson and they were relegated during that period. But still by far the biggest club in the country regardless.
Manchester City is a converse example. City can't fill the Etihad and the brand doesn't seem to have caught on to match their success.
I can use London as a temperature gauge in terms of football tops on my west London high street. United tops have been a constant. Liverpool ones took a dip in the late 2000s before making an inevitable and irritating comeback in recent years. But I haven't and don't see Man City tops. Their success hasn't made them a big club in that sense.
Have to admit, I get more than a 2nd look when I do wear something Everton. Curiosity or surprise, I don't know but it attracts attention and discussion. Everton are known and respected by other supporters, in my experience.
I suppose it's down to definition, but I don't go by Sky's or the media's.
Come on, Ed. Leicester were rooted to the bottom of the table for months before escaping relegation and went on to win the title the following season.
Okay, I'll meet you half-way. Next season, we finally win the League Cup and gain European qualification with a Top 7 finish.
We are the proverbial sleeping giant. When we wake up, then we'll see a big club, even if it annoys the media.
130 Posted 12/06/2022 at 17:19:23
He has always given 100 percent and has probably been instrumental in our survival.
Doesn't come across as a happy chappy, but has given everything for the club.
Good luck to him for the future, but for us it is time to rebuild from scratch and hopefully get in some young players who are uncut diamonds but looking to prove themselves in the Premier.
As long as we stay mid table or above next season but can get together a nice attacking young team I would be very happy.
131 Posted 12/06/2022 at 17:27:33
132 Posted 12/06/2022 at 19:47:28
His current deal has 2 years to run so the £51M they want to pay will only get them for one and a half legs. Not a penny less than £70M if they want the whole player.
If they want a deal with Winks coming our way (since Frank seems keen on him), then they can have him for £51M and Winks for free.
Levy's a snake.
133 Posted 12/06/2022 at 20:58:39
I think one of him, Pickford, or Calvert-Lewin will leave. If it is Spurs, then we won't get top-dollar.
134 Posted 12/06/2022 at 23:00:43
Sign a new deal here! Either that or go to Real Madrid or PSG! Leave for a club that will win something!!
Oh yes, £51 million, typo error that, should read £81 million!!
Unless £80 million valuation met, no sale!! Other players go first!!
135 Posted 12/06/2022 at 23:40:59
136 Posted 13/06/2022 at 00:32:12
137 Posted 13/06/2022 at 00:52:03
We haven't had many dealings with Spurs over the years, last transfer I remember was Pienaar, who they benched, then he came back to us with his tail between his legs. Sometimes the grass isn't greener.
For this reason, we need a first refusal clause if he goes. Let's have it right – a team which is currently Son, Kane and Kulisevski and now Peresic, Richarlison may not walk into that team, and we all know, once he's benched, he will start to worry about his World Cup place and not playing regular football.
I will be gutted to lose him, hes been my favourite player for years now. It's just a shame, much like ourselves, we was all promised a brighter horizon, as I'm sure he was, just hasn't worked out.
I would love to see us go out and buy Joao Pedro from Watford. To me, he's an exact replacement for Richarlison. He's strong, athletic and has now had a few seasons to bed in. I think he's going to be fantastic.
Cornet will be a good replacement as well; however, I just think Pedro pips it for me. I'm very surprised nobody is really linked with him. Surly with Watford going down he's there for the taking?
I will miss Richy, more of a homer player. I'm just not sure Spurs will like him. If anyone I thought he would be more suited to Arsenal. But what do I know.
138 Posted 13/06/2022 at 00:54:58
Initial fee, add-on aspect, then Winks, and past mugging by Spurs in transfer deals direct and in direct.
Let's see the business steel of the Everton board in this saga.
139 Posted 13/06/2022 at 08:12:35
We can then use the deal as a sweetener for at least a couple of their players, one permanent and a couple of loans perhaps. I'd absolutely love Gallagher permanently and Pullisic as a really ambitious loan. He'll want to play leading up to the World Cup and am I correct in thinking that Lampard brought him to Chelsea? Wishful thinking, I know but you don't ask, you don't get.
I also think it's pretty nailed on that Billy Gilmour will come in either on loan or permanently.
My dream list for incomings this year is Gallagher, Zinchenko, Pullisic, Brennan Johnson along with Tarkowski and another centre-back on loan. They would totally transform our side.
140 Posted 13/06/2022 at 09:21:59
Not exactly a Richarlison replacement but he was fantastic at West Ham.
141 Posted 13/06/2022 at 09:26:06
Fabrizio Romano (usually a fairly reliable source) says we are looking for £60-65M. I think that's probably right for a winger who works very hard but scores less than 1 in 3 and gets few assists.
The longer we keep him probably the less he'll be worth as he hasn't especially progressed over last couple of years. At 25 he's not trading on potential quite so much and at the moment we can't afford to miss out on a big transfer recoupment that helps our FFP as we have sold so few players for any money.
If we manage to get £70M for him we will have done very well. £60-65M is about par I'd say.
No Winks please. As Kieran says, he's another Tom Cleverley and certainly not worth the £20M Spurs value him at.
142 Posted 13/06/2022 at 09:35:50
I don't think Richarlison would put in a transfer request and, if he did, start the bidding in excess of £80 million. Let's not forget he is always picked for his country and he is 25 years old.
As for Levy and Spurs, this is a man who told Kane he could go if someone offered £100 million, which Man City did, but he reneged on the deal and Kane stayed.
Also he stitched us up over Alli on a pay-for-play deal and also off-loaded £100k a week off the wage bill. Also talk of Winks and Moura in the deal... really? Two men who can't get in the Spurs team.
I think if Lampard sanctions this deal, then he isn't the man to take this club forward.
143 Posted 13/06/2022 at 09:38:17
He is a regular for Brazil and runs his socks off. He is worth money.
144 Posted 13/06/2022 at 09:41:47
145 Posted 13/06/2022 at 09:53:19
Dan @144, funny you should say that but it looks like Gabriel Jesus is on the move. He is the same age as Richarlison and has 20 more caps for Brazil. Most sources say his transfer fee will be around £45M.
146 Posted 13/06/2022 at 09:57:16
147 Posted 13/06/2022 at 10:08:58
What will it cost us to replace him? Well since we are unlikely to persuade a player of his qualities or better to join us, we need adequate compensation for losing him.
A deal is an agreement between a willing seller and willing buyer and we should not be a willing seller at €60M.
148 Posted 13/06/2022 at 10:41:18
Many on here will disagree I'm sure but they are a similar calibre of player. Both work very hard, Richarlison is a better goal scorer and Jesus is better at linking play.
Richarlison would work better for a counter-attacking team (like Spurs) and Jesus would be better for a team that wants possession (like Arsenal?).
149 Posted 13/06/2022 at 10:51:56
What is the actual plan, are we just looking at mostly free transfers?
Are we looking at the youngsters for this season?
150 Posted 13/06/2022 at 11:34:23
I don't understand some Everton fans undervaluing him. We paid £35M for this fella, he is a Brazilian International who has proven his worth in the best league in the world.
He works his socks off, scores goals, can play up front or on the wing, he is quick, aggressive, can head the ball, is fit, very rarely injured, is technical – to me, he is a fantastic player.
I think some people forget Swansea held us up for £50M for Sigurdsson, DJ Spence is reportedly about to move to Spurs for £20M! ... £20M!!!!! For a player that hasn't played in the Premier League and who is a right-back!!
It's loco money but money which Everton need to realise, this asset is worth £70-80M; if nobody pays it, then he stays. If we let him go for say £50M or £60M, then our boardroom need to be hung out to dry.
I would love another season with Richarlison, I honestly think with some decent signings and a bit of luck, we can kick on a bit next season.
However, look at Mane and Salah across the park, even the very best players, playing at the highest level, winning trophies, end up leaving.
So if Richarlison goe, he goes but we can't let him got for say £50/60M, it's just awful business if we do.
151 Posted 13/06/2022 at 11:38:49
Whatever happens, happens and much of what we read won't happen.
Richarlison would probably score more goals with better support than he gets at Everton and, if Spurs are interested, I wouldn't blame him for moving. Everton just need to play hardball with the fee involved.
152 Posted 13/06/2022 at 11:41:05
I'm sick to death of Little corner shop (we still talk about Alan Ball and the 80s) attitude. We cannot be shafted by transfer fees again.
153 Posted 13/06/2022 at 11:54:15
I honestly don't get it. We seem to be stung by clubs all the time yet Liverpool can sell unproven youngsters for like £20/25M a pop, these include;
I think they got £20M each for all of these players. Yet little old Everton get taken to the cleaners with one of the best players in the Premier League. Honestly, Everton need to release a statement saying "We will accept Richarlison bids for over £75M; if you don't want to pay it, don't bid." Levy did it with Kane last year and now Kane has come out and said he's happy and it wouldn't surprise me if he signed a new contract. Everton need to play hardball.
We also have to remember that last season, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Gordon and Gray hardly played together. If we can just keep everyone, then we potentially have a good team on paper:
Patterson Mina Tarkowski Mykolenko
Iwobi Allan Doucoure
Gordon Calvert-Lewin Richarlison
To me we need to go out and find funds for Cornet from Burnley and pull out all the stops for Eriksen. However, losing your best players at the moment for a poor return is not going to help us.
154 Posted 13/06/2022 at 11:58:54
155 Posted 13/06/2022 at 12:03:22
We love him at Everton and he saved us this season. But that does not make him as good as Erling Haaland or the like.
I agree £50M would be bad business but I think £60-65M is probably where it will be. Anything over £70M and we've done well.
Ask neutrals who have seen him play a fair bit what he's worth?
We could play hardball and keep him but he reportedly is keen for a change and we need the money if we are to rebuild the squad. Next Summer he would probably be worth nearer £40M, or less if he sulks next season. It seems the right time to sell, I'd say.
Ultimately his value will be decided by what people are willing to pay for him. If he really is as good as you suspect, then there will be multiple parties bidding for him (like with Darwin Nunez) and the price will rise above £80M.
I very much hope this turns out to be the case but I suspect some on here may be due a reality check. Quite a lot of the Spurs fans I know were saying they hope they don't spend more than £50M on him as there are better options out there for that amount. I think there may (understandably) be some blue tinted glasses at play here and obviously we have had a paucity of good players this season.
156 Posted 13/06/2022 at 12:10:01
Who will be the multiple parties that bid for him?
I just can't see it, The only clubs in England likely to do that are:
Manchester City - they are not interested
Liverpool - well, he won't go there
Manchester United - they don't seem interested
Chelsea - Don't seem interested
Richarlison is good but I don't think he is up there with Haaland or even Nunez and worth a bidding war for clubs up to £80 million.
There has not even been a starting bid for him yet at £50 million.
157 Posted 13/06/2022 at 12:16:52
Yet Nunes is worth twice the transfer fee of Richarlison?!
158 Posted 13/06/2022 at 12:21:31
I think your £70 - £80M valuation is about right.
But as I said earlier on this very thread, and without knowing what has been discussed (if at all), if you consider the £20M for Alli potentially gets written off and we get £50M as a starting point for Richarlison, it's at least a £70M deal.
On the sale of youth players, yes they have done very well to command inflated prices whereas we practically give them away for much lesser prices.
I can't help think that, in addition to business sense (or lack of in our case), there is a brand aspect to it.
Just like match officials are star struck, maybe clubs are because it's Liverpool or Manchester United? They command more because of the name.
159 Posted 13/06/2022 at 12:23:02
Richarlison only scored 10 last season
Yet no one as yet is interested in Richarlison?
160 Posted 13/06/2022 at 12:34:32
I don't think there is likely to be a bidding war for Richarlison. I don't even think he would be first choice at Spurs necessarily.
I expect him to go for around the £60-65M mark.
161 Posted 13/06/2022 at 12:36:26
Nunez looks good, but again unproven. If Nunez is worth £80M then Richarlison is worth £90M.
162 Posted 13/06/2022 at 12:36:42
163 Posted 13/06/2022 at 12:47:30
I had a chat with a Spurs friend of mine and he admitted he didn't really know much about Richarlison. That's why they don't want their club spending £50M on him - it's not that we're seeing him through blue tinted spectacles, it's that they're not seeing him at all.
The truth may be that he's not as good as we think, but he's definitely a lot better than the rest of the Premier League fans think. I'd say £60M minimum, but whether any club will actually stump up is another thing. And, assuming he does go to Spurs, it will take a while for their fans to learn to love him.
In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if he was back at Goodison in 18 months.
164 Posted 13/06/2022 at 13:05:59
Most players who fetch really big money have qualities that everyone sees and admires. Some of Richarlison's best facets are not immediately visible to the eye or in the statistics. Which is why I doubt his fee will be over £70M.
165 Posted 13/06/2022 at 13:09:06
Put a good player in a better team surrounded by better players and then can look better themselves.
I think he is very good and, at 25, has the potential to get even better in the right team surrounded by the right players.
166 Posted 13/06/2022 at 13:10:12
167 Posted 13/06/2022 at 13:11:12
Also Richie scored more than 10. 2 were awarded to DCL and Gordon, and at least 2 goals were taken off by VAR. The Arsenal one was ridiculous. No I'm not Richarlasons Father its just he does a lot for the team.
168 Posted 13/06/2022 at 13:43:08
169 Posted 13/06/2022 at 14:01:17
I think he is a massive punt for Liverpool based on one season's goals and the fee being quoted is excessive. Calvert-Lewin's scoring form in 20-21 was dismissed by many when he struggled this season.
Richarlison is an established international who has played 5 seasons in one of the top leagues in the world – therefore I genuinely think Everton will be looking for £75 million plus.
170 Posted 13/06/2022 at 14:03:27
Eight players began their league careers with Bolton, Tommy Banks, John Higgins, Bryan Edwards, Brian Birch, Dennis Stevens, Nat Lofthouse, Ray Parry, and Doug Holden. Of the remaining three, Eddie Hopkinson was a free transfer from Oldham Athletic where he had made three appearances, Ray Hartle was signed from Bromsgrove Rovers, and Derek Henning signed from Prescott Cables. The combined cost was £110 (eleven signing-on fees of £10).
Approaching my 20th birthday, I was serving in Cyprus with the army, so I hope that I can be forgiven for describing it as a recent occurrence, my 'recent' is not quite the same as that of some others.
171 Posted 13/06/2022 at 14:07:38
Yes, I understand what you are saying. Unfortunately, I don't think we will, not many clubs will pay out that sort of money now unless you're Man City, Chelsea, Real Madrid or Barcelona... or maybe PSG.
I am not sure any of those clubs think he is worth that, he is a good player but not a world beater in my eyes but, in a better team, maybe I am wrong and he will be.
There are just as good players out there that will be cheaper than £70 million
I think he will go for around £50 million with maybe add-ons.
It all depends on our what Frank has been told, if he needs to sell to buy any players, then I think we will accept a lesser fee as time will go and Frank won't be able to bid for his own players.
This does seem the case as we are not bidding for anyone at the moment.
172 Posted 13/06/2022 at 14:22:12
Levy will probably make money on it in wages saved before any sell-on fee! I am sincerely hoping that another club comes in so we don't deal with Spurs.
173 Posted 13/06/2022 at 14:42:38
We need to bring some cash in. Plus from what i've heard Richie (though he loves the club) has asked that he be allowed to leave if any CL club comes in for him.
If wait a year we likely lose £25-30m in transfer fees for him. That would be the sort of bad business that got us into our current plight.
We kind of need to sell. And as such it becomes more about what he's worth to other clubs than what he's worth to us.
I hope other clubs are interested because as Tony says Levy is tricky to deal with. But if they are not then that is an indication that maybe we rate him much higher than the rest of the football world does.
174 Posted 13/06/2022 at 15:36:35
I am absolutely certain nobody will pay anything close to £75 million for Richarlison. He simply isn't that talented or productive.
He's a 25-year-old forward who scored eight goals from open play this past season -- none of them really brilliant or spectacular -- and there's no market in which he's considered worth that kind of money.
I agree with you on Nunez. Having seen him for Uruguay, he's a huge gamble for the RS at that price (if it happens). They're buying him based on 22-year-old talent and potential.
175 Posted 13/06/2022 at 15:37:20
It's all well and good for fans to posture and suggest hard-ball on transfer fees and add-ons, but we are not in a strong negotiating position. That we are in the position we are in is tough to swallow, but we need to trade, and we need to be realistic about that need.
It might make individual fans feel like they are in control by drawing hypothetical lines in the sand, but we do not have the full picture to know where the lines in the sand truly are for the club in terms of ridding the club from the spectre of FFP and Profit and Sustainability rules.
If there was a world in which selling Richarlison (or another player) for £50 million by the end of June in order to avoid the club being saddled with serious problems going forward, then surely most would sanction it. I'm not saying that is the situation, I'm just merely playing devil's advocate. We do not know the full picture.
As for my own personal conjecture, I'd say that €60 million is a fairly healthy place for any negotiations to begin.
176 Posted 13/06/2022 at 15:45:59
The midfield is basically the area where games are either won or lost and we lost games more on the defensive side of it than the attacking side.
The reason we have not had an attacking midfield player for a couple of seasons is, the players that were supposed to be the answer were either transferred, injured, or not the same after injuries, or in the case of someone who shall not be named, but suddenly can be named, was not available.
There are enough defensive players at the club but few that can open up a defensive team and be a consistent threat. If Richarlison is sold, I hope the fee given is used for a quality midfielder that will help to reach a better league placement during a rebuilding period.
As supporters have said, with the players Everton had, there should have been no way they should have been fighting relegation with nearly only one game to go,
It is difficult to point the finger at where the problem was and we all have our own opinions, on whether it was the board or individuals on the board, the owner or collectively with the board. We just have to hope that for once they have got it right and don't interfere with the new management team.
177 Posted 13/06/2022 at 15:48:00
Seems Gretar Steinsson has now signed up with Spurs after leaving Everton in December.
Maybe they overheard the wrong -son?
178 Posted 13/06/2022 at 17:50:48
179 Posted 13/06/2022 at 18:28:47
Bring it on, lads.
180 Posted 13/06/2022 at 18:51:26
181 Posted 13/06/2022 at 18:56:08
182 Posted 13/06/2022 at 18:57:02
183 Posted 13/06/2022 at 19:00:00
184 Posted 13/06/2022 at 19:19:32
I'd like to see Conte's reaction to that one. The second word would be 'Off'!
185 Posted 13/06/2022 at 19:24:28
186 Posted 13/06/2022 at 19:24:57
187 Posted 13/06/2022 at 19:25:55
188 Posted 13/06/2022 at 19:28:22
The market dictates the price, based on comparable transfer fees for players with a similar profile. I rate Charley perhaps more than you do, but Everton need to start maximising the return on player assets that actually have value.
Of course, if no-one is willing to meet our price then he stays. He still has two years on his contract, so the pressure isnt there.
189 Posted 13/06/2022 at 19:49:03
I'd like to think we'll get £65m for him but it could be less (or less but with add ons).
190 Posted 13/06/2022 at 21:26:23
If this is the case and it is between Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin, it would be the latter for me, don't know what his value would be though?
191 Posted 14/06/2022 at 08:13:41
192 Posted 14/06/2022 at 10:46:32
Shame we spent up on Gomes, Gbamin et al! :(
193 Posted 14/06/2022 at 11:42:34
Now if that was Everton, we would probably have started the bidding at £50M but Levvy just has that knack of getting brilliant bargains. If we were Spurs fans, then we would absolutely love having someone like that in charge of our transfers.
194 Posted 14/06/2022 at 11:43:23
And the gap just grows bigger…
195 Posted 14/06/2022 at 12:41:08
We have a recent history of 16th, 10th, 12th and 8th.
With 7 clubs now substantially wealthier than us, it will take extremely good management – over a period of seasons, on and off the pitch – to beat that 8th place of a few years ago.
196 Posted 14/06/2022 at 13:18:53
We should not sell Richarlison unless our valuation is met. When businesses begin to sell assets cheaply it is a downward spiral.
197 Posted 14/06/2022 at 13:28:30
I'm always concerned about the psychology involved in this type of deal. We are getting a player(s) partly because it is a convenience. It's lazy recruitment. How does the incoming player feel about being a makeweight pawn, did he really want the move anyway? Coupled with the baggage that his original club wanted him out as he wasn't good enough for their first team.
To me there are too many negatives before the player even starts here. How long before they become our unwanted squad players, on big wages, that we are trying to offload as makeweights?
I'd much rather get the Richarlison money, whatever the best figure is, then invest in young up-and-coming prospects for our midfield and attack using diligent, hard work scouting and recruitment.
Not someone jaded, on big money, who has already tried and failed that sees us as a step down.
198 Posted 14/06/2022 at 13:38:52
A key element of our transfer strategy of the last 6 years, summed up in a nutshell, Tony. And still ongoing with Dele Alli, Andre Gomes, Allan, Iwobi, Rondon etc.
199 Posted 14/06/2022 at 14:02:36
Perhaps we should be pleased that our more imminent rival Brighton is being weakened?! Though they do such good business they have the likes of Caciedo, Moder and Mwepu to step in.
I wonder which CDM we have at the top of our list? Hasnt been that many names linked strongly for what will be a crucial acquisition.
200 Posted 14/06/2022 at 14:12:48
Well said. Dead right!
201 Posted 14/06/2022 at 14:51:55
Spurs acquire a player for slightly less than his current market value, and Bissouma gets to play for a Top 4 team who have Champions League football on offer and get a nice bump in wages too. That's the merry-go-round.
The problem for us is that we are not currently an attractive proposition for a player like Bissouma. Right now we can offer the bump in wages, but anyone choosing to sign for us right now is taking a huge leap of faith that our worst days are behind us.
202 Posted 14/06/2022 at 17:10:30
203 Posted 14/06/2022 at 17:21:56
204 Posted 14/06/2022 at 17:33:01
205 Posted 14/06/2022 at 19:16:25
The point is he didn't end up here, he ended up at Brighton - a well run club with a good track record operating in low cost markets and developing talent and careers (in stark contrast to us).
206 Posted 14/06/2022 at 20:01:54
Shows the risk we run with Richarlison, if he stays until his final year, his sale value will halve.
Excellent deal for Spurs, who could be the real deal under Conte.
207 Posted 14/06/2022 at 20:14:20
So, if true, the £25-30 million could be money down the drain or, if not guilty, another Levy masterstroke.
Regarding Richarlison, it should be £75 million or get lost. Is he worth it? But I am fed up with feeling like we should be grateful for everything. The kid has only grown during his time at Everton and we should be well compensated for that.
208 Posted 15/06/2022 at 08:19:16
So a £60M deal would see £2M going to Watford. I'd seen comments of £6-10M going to Watford which doesn't appear to be the case.
209 Posted 15/06/2022 at 08:25:19
Or maybe we are doing Thelwell a disservice and he's well on the case from all angles. Doesn't sound like the Everton Way but here's hoping.
210 Posted 15/06/2022 at 09:26:55
If the potential Kenyon-lead acquisition means an improvement to our FFP position and a renewed ability to strengthen the squad, that needs to be relayed to players like him and Calvert-Lewin... and sharpish.
211 Posted 15/06/2022 at 10:38:37
Also more rumours that Frank is interested in Levi Colwill, the young Chelsea centre-back who did well on loan at Huddersfield last season.
I think the rules are you can only get one loan player from a club. So if we were after, say Gilmour, as well, we'd have to buy one or the other.
212 Posted 15/06/2022 at 10:43:24
213 Posted 15/06/2022 at 11:13:40
My understanding is that FFP has nothing to do with who owns the club, it's purely based on business profit and loss over a 3-year rolling period for Everton FC. We're pretty close to the limit there (well over it actually) and new owners themselves can't improve that even if Elon Musk bought us.
What needs to happen is the club needs to offload high earners, sell valuable assets, and replace high earners with ones on half of what they were on. About all a rich new owner could do for us is sort out a bogus inflated sponsorship deals like Man City did.
The FFP rules were made to stop the rest getting near the current best.
214 Posted 15/06/2022 at 11:19:05
215 Posted 15/06/2022 at 11:50:09
The likes of Chelsea had years to grow as they (allegedly) laundered the money of their Russian owner by buying the finest talent available, all before FFP came in.
The teams outside of the top 4 need to get together and challenge FFP in court. It is clearly a restriction of trade that has created a cartel. 'Exhibit A' is the European Super League, which shows precisely that intention.
216 Posted 15/06/2022 at 17:17:53
217 Posted 16/06/2022 at 02:52:38
I cannot see why we would want to take Winks as he is hardly an improvement on what we already have. Lucas Moura is another one that looks bang average.
218 Posted 17/06/2022 at 15:50:08
Better chance of getting some players coming the other way than what Spurs are offering.
219 Posted 20/06/2022 at 12:55:31
220 Posted 20/06/2022 at 17:08:53
Chelsea getting in the mix is exactly what we want because a) they will drive up the price and b) they have fringe players we want.
If we got £50M for Richarlison plus Gilmour on a permanent contract as well as Gallagher on loan, I'd be over the moon.
There are potentially other versions of that deal too: I like both Colwill and Broja, though not exactly what we need, unless we are selling two centre-backs and Calvert-Lewin.
221 Posted 20/06/2022 at 17:24:26
I wonder if our FFP situation makes it preferable to receive cash for a player or player exchange? I suspect that the former may be preferable. But the latter could mean sorting out our whole transfer window in one deal if Chelsea were keen to play ball!
Let's just say we could persuade Chelsea to give us Colwill, Ampadu and Broja permanently plus £10-20M for Richarlison then I'd be chuffed. All those 3 are players who have shown talent already at first-team level but with big potential to improve.
Patterson Tarkowski Colwill Mykolenko
Iwobi Ampadu Doucoure
Gordon Calvert-Lewin Broja
Many on here wouldn't fancy that team but I think they could do okay this season. And then maybe much better next season. It's a pretty mobile and very hard-working team which I think is what we need at Goodison. Maybe spend the £20M on Zinchenko to give you some creativity and back-up at full-backs.
222 Posted 20/06/2022 at 17:47:45
223 Posted 20/06/2022 at 17:51:41
Looks like we may buy Oleksandr Zinchenko from Man City which will be superb for the left midfield position.
I read that we may be in for Gareth Bale, excuse me while I vomit.
224 Posted 20/06/2022 at 17:59:47
Mike G, I thought Rondon was on a 1-year deal with an option for year 2?
225 Posted 20/06/2022 at 18:15:04
226 Posted 20/06/2022 at 18:15:50
227 Posted 20/06/2022 at 18:32:43
228 Posted 20/06/2022 at 19:01:39
Just read you have to wear a shirt and tie to all home games next season in an attempt to smarten up the fanbase. Well, something needs to be done to smarten them up, for fuck's sake.
Richarlison abducted by aliens seems to be trending too.
229 Posted 20/06/2022 at 19:25:50
Patterson Mina Tarkowski Mykolenko
Hudson-Odoi Loftus-Cheek Doucoure Gordon
Not a bad line-up that with Dele and Gray off the bench and Godfrey, Holgate, or Branthwaite to come in when glass legs gets injured.
230 Posted 20/06/2022 at 20:06:57
I think Levy must now have decided that we are in such a hopeless position, he can pull any string they like with us. He successfully persuaded us to take Dele off his hands and his £100,000+ wages, and not on a loan but on a permanent basis, and got us to agree a pay-for-play deal which could net Spurs anything from £10 to £40 million.
Look, if Richarlison has to be sold, then it should be for a shed-load of money with no player exchange deals. I really hope that Real Madrid come in for him as it's rumoured.
231 Posted 20/06/2022 at 20:53:04
With regards to Chelsea, at least with them it gives us more leverage to get a loan and a signing or two in from them. If their favourite son, Frank, can negotiate Broja and Gallagher coming here, then that's business that potentially makes us stronger.
It's what we should be achieving every time we sell a major asset. Far better than doing business with Levy and getting Winks and Moura.
Also in the Chelsea mix will be Levi Colwill, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi, Billy Gilmour. All will be looking for good clubs where they are going to have a realistic chance to start matches. I can see us bringing in at least one or two out of those six. Frank will know these players inside out and will have a clear idea on who he wants.
232 Posted 20/06/2022 at 21:19:40
It took the 85th minute of the 37th game to genuinely believe "We can stay up". Another 15 minutes of nerves, but here we are.
Given that, I think selling one of the key players who helped us stay up is wrong. And stupid.
Because whatever fee we might get for him, we remain a Club it took until "The 85th minute,. . . . . etc". But now minus, "one of the key players…".
That fee isn't gonna move us far away from the FFP borderline. And where are the player(s) who are gonna give us what Richarlison does?
He's a 25-year-old, has 2 years left at £90k per week. Keep him. Think he'll do a "Kane" and just wander around the pitch for a while after Levy rejected the Man City overtures? I don't.
I appreciate that the transfer window is open and it's called Silly Season for a reason, so speculation is the norm. But it's Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, and Pickford (and a few others) we need to build on, not look to sell for some readies.
Let our new DoF earn his corn. Get a defensive midfielder to run his socks off. Get two if we can find them. The midfield is what needs strengthening. Just don't sell our best players.
And please let the "Injury Gods" look elsewhere for penitents. My rosary beads are now just a cat's cradle string.
233 Posted 20/06/2022 at 21:37:29
It's madness to sell any of Everton's best players bearing in mind there's only a few to become the first names on the team sheet.
If he has to go, as I've said before, I'd rather get top money from Real Madrid, but please no to Spurs and getting some sub-standard players in part exchange.
Surely Everton have got wise to Spurs and their chairman? We shall see.
234 Posted 20/06/2022 at 22:44:15
Tuchel was very impressed with his closing down and work rate against Chelsea last season.
Expect a Chelsea player coming in, but we wanted the full transfer fee to help our finances rather than a part-ex deal.
235 Posted 21/06/2022 at 07:02:29
Ampadu Chalobah Colwill Maatsen
Gallagher Gilmour Loftus-Cheek
Pulisic Broja Hudson-Odoi
Says a lot about where we are that Id probably take the whole lot of Chelseas reserves/fringe players and play most of them too.
Lots of young talent there and Broja is one I really think could excel with us. Hope he doesnt go to West Ham.
236 Posted 21/06/2022 at 08:32:53
The trouble as far as I'm concerned began when that fat oaf couldn't wait to get rid of Rodriguez. Absolutely criminal. Yes, people cited his injury record and his alleged crying off but we lost goals and assists when he went. And I'm certain we would have 7 or 8 more points than what we ended up with had he been allowed to stay.
Also the Sigurdsson issue didn't help, not his biggest fan but still weighed in with goals and assists.
Our midfield needs a complete overhaul and, though I love Richarlison's attitude and work rate, if he's going, then let's just hope the money gets spent wisely. And please, like many have said, no Winks or Gilmour etc – too lightweight.
237 Posted 21/06/2022 at 08:36:05
1) I read somewhere that Real Madrid have now reached their limit of 3 non-EU players.
2) Richarlison would not want to play 2nd fiddle to Vinicius – they both compete for the starting spot for Brazil.
3) Richarlison and Vinicius are reported to have had a major bust-up during the recent set of Brazilian friendlies.
I, too, would prefer that Richarlison moves to Chelsea over Tottenham, especially if it involves some of their good players moving in the other direction – Ampadu, Loftus-Cheek, Pulisic, Gallagher, Broja, even Barkley.
Plus, if we can manage to sell Mina for about £15-20 million and get in Zinchenko, we might have a decent team that can compete for the 8th to 12th slots.
238 Posted 21/06/2022 at 08:42:08
239 Posted 21/06/2022 at 08:54:37
240 Posted 21/06/2022 at 09:08:18
‘... but apparently he's gone for £60M plus add-ons to Chelsea.'
Where have you heard that? I can't find it anywhere.
241 Posted 21/06/2022 at 09:17:45
Ideal scenario is still the swaps with Chelsea. Whilst Id hoped for 3 of them, Id think that 1 perm and 1 loan is best hope. Given we have to replace him with at LEAST 10 goals, Id want Broja on the perm, and then ideally Gallagher on loan too. Hopefully with the £35m-40m change then going on Zinchenko and a natural and established CDM too.
242 Posted 21/06/2022 at 09:33:46
I'm with you, I can't see anything suggesting it's done… Justin???
The Mail are saying Richarlison is now "Everton's £70M-rated forward" – so that's a welcome uptick from £51.25M, at least.
243 Posted 21/06/2022 at 09:47:06
Lampard will be gone by Christmas – by when our fate will be all but sealed.
244 Posted 21/06/2022 at 09:49:08
It's reported that West Ham have offered £30M for Broja.
245 Posted 21/06/2022 at 09:52:16
If Richarlison has to go, then your scenario of getting Borja, Gilmour, and Zinchenko would do me.
246 Posted 21/06/2022 at 09:54:46
Nice to see a bit of positivity in the morning. Sets your mood for the day!😁
247 Posted 21/06/2022 at 10:02:05
248 Posted 21/06/2022 at 10:07:03
249 Posted 21/06/2022 at 10:21:58
Offer Richarlison a new contract and slap on a £90 to £100 million transfer fee to deter the likes of a Tottenham Hotspur. Should he be sold, prepare for another season of bottom-of-the-table struggle.
250 Posted 21/06/2022 at 10:58:35
Richarlison has decided he wants to go, and the club are negotiating a fee. There's zero chance of him staying.
251 Posted 21/06/2022 at 11:23:06
252 Posted 21/06/2022 at 11:45:41
253 Posted 21/06/2022 at 12:02:35
254 Posted 21/06/2022 at 12:34:58
None of us have any clue about 1) the fee the club will demand to sell him; 2) whether they will sell him this summer at all; or 3) if they are talking to any club about his sale. My guess is 1) £75 million; 2) Maybe; 3) No. But that is all it is, guesswork.
Even the Daily Mail has moved on from their bullshit claim that the transfer fee will be £51 million. Plus, this thread has been running since 11 June when Spurs were in ‘advanced talks' to buy him. Well they haven't advanced that much, have they?
255 Posted 21/06/2022 at 13:05:51
256 Posted 21/06/2022 at 14:09:10
We're skint and the blood sucking leech of BMD is sinking it's fangs in for the foreseeable so we need to shore things up till Mosh is buried under the Mersey tunnel.
Can't wait for the Peter Kenyon inspired cadre of carpet baggers - what could possibly go wrong?
257 Posted 21/06/2022 at 16:43:03
I say keep him at any cost and sell Calvert-Lewin instead to the highest bidder, then get Broja for less as he is valued between £25M & £30M by Chelsea.
258 Posted 24/06/2022 at 09:06:40
I would predict £45 for Jesus (mainly due to contract running out), £60m for Raphinha and £65m for Richarlison (hopefully without Winks valued at £20m in part exchange).
Jesus to Arsenal, Raphinha to Spurs and Richarlison to Chelsea?
259 Posted 25/06/2022 at 14:46:00
Our terms need to be crystal clear:
a) £65M straight cash... or
b) £70M and we take Winks for 12 months
260 Posted 25/06/2022 at 15:32:25
Other rumours today are that our talks with Chelsea have included talk of 3 exchange players, Broja, Gilmour and Anjorin.
Id be pretty happy with £40m and Broja.
261 Posted 25/06/2022 at 16:16:01
How they would know is pure speculation cos we havent published any figures yet.
My glass half full mode was hoping we could keep Richy and bolster the MF through the sales of Mina, Keane and Gomes but there hasnt been much mention of them recently.
262 Posted 25/06/2022 at 16:16:29
How they would know is pure speculation cos we havent published any figures yet.
My glass half full mode was hoping we could keep Richy and bolster the MF through the sales of Mina, Keane and Gomes but there hasnt been much mention of them recently.
263 Posted 27/06/2022 at 08:54:44
He does love Everton, and his antics on social media over the years have been enjoyable.
However he has been with Everton 5 years, it's time to move on, and we would be absolutely crazy not to sell him.
Personally I think he is more than replaceable, he frustrates me most weeks, I don't think he has any kind of on-field partnership the team would miss, and his goal/assist ratio is poor I would say.
It will be interesting to see what he is like at a new club, the pedestal we put him on most weeks he is afforded poor runs of games, or will he go onto the next level when surrounded by better players, Either way its the perfect time to cash in and re-build.
Zinchenko is a must, and if we can add Erikson and Gallagher then we have the base of a decent premier league midfield.
264 Posted 27/06/2022 at 09:52:19
Better to do business with Chelsea and buy in Broja and get another player on loan. We've got to use any leverage while we can to make the squad stronger. Selling to Spurs and getting Winks as a makeweight is not the best business here.
If we can bring in Broja as part of the deal, that still leaves us a decent amount to sign Zinchenko. The remaining £15-20M and a further one or two player sales left to sign a defensive CM. Finally, sell or move Gomes out on loan, wages saved there use for Eriksen's wages on a free.
265 Posted 29/06/2022 at 07:14:28
I grew up listening to my Dad complain for years about the premature sale of Alan Ball.
We lost Linekar prematurely. We sold Rooney on the cheap in reality.
For once Everton, look after yourselves. Do good business and reinvest wisely if you decide to sell a valuable asset.
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