Tottenham Hotspur has officially announced the signing of Brazilian striker Richarlison from Everton. The Brazilian forward is set to join Tottenham Hotspur on a five-year deal that expires in 2027. He also became the fourth new signing to be signed by Tottenham Hotspur this summer, following Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic and Yves Bissouma.
Richarlison, 25, is reported to have a total transfer fee of £60m, including a fixed fee of £50m and a floating bonus of £10m. In 2018, Richarlison joined Everton from Watford for a fee of 39.2 million euros. He played for Everton for four seasons, making 152 appearances and scoring 53 goals. Last season, despite Everton’s poor record, Richarlison was an individual performer. He played 33 times and scored 11 goals, which was the biggest contribution to the team’s relegation success. In addition, Richarlison is also an active Brazilian men’s football international and is very expected to be shortlisted for the Qatar World Cup at the end of the year. In the transfer phase of this summer, Richarlison has been concerned by Real Madrid and Chelsea. But in the end, Tottenham Hotspur snatched the hot Brazilian striker.
After qualifying for the Champions League with a top-four finish last season, Tottenham are always in need of reinforcements to bolster their squad. The club’s first signing of the summer was Ivan Perisic, the Croatian star who played for Inter. This was followed by the signing of England international goalkeeper Forster and Mali international midfielder Bissouma. It is worth mentioning that Richard Leeson has thus become the second most expensive player in Spurs history.