Chelsea transfer target Richarlison has joined English Premier League rivals Tottenham for an undisclosed fee. The Brazil international signed a five years contract with the North London club.
Richarlison is joining Tottenham from Everton after previously being linked with a move to Chelsea and Manchester United. The Brazilian forward will now link up with Harry Kane and Heung-min Son at the White Hart Lane come next season.
Tottenham released an official statement on their website to confirm the signing of Richarlison from Everton.
“We are delighted to announce the signing of Richarlison from Everton, subject to a work permit. The Brazilian international has signed a contract with us until 2027,” the club confirmed.
“Richarlison, 25, has made 173 Premier League appearances to date, scoring 48 goals, during spells at Watford and Everton since making the switch from Fluminense in August, 2017.
“Born in Nova Venécia, the versatile attacker began his youth career at Real Noroeste and América Futebol Clube before making his professional debut in July, 2015. In August, 2017, Richarlison made the switch to Watford and in his first season featured in every one of their 38 Premier League fixtures, earning himself a move to Everton where he marked his debut with a brace in a 2-2 draw against Wolves.
“Deployed as either a wide attacker or central striker, Richarlison finished as Everton’s joint-top scorer across all competitions in his opening two seasons on Merseyside, reaching double figures in three of the four seasons he spent with the Toffees since joining in July, 2018.”