Tottenham 'keen' on bringing 'special' 78-goal star to Hotspur Way

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Tottenham are “genuinely keen” on signing Everton forward Richarlison this transfer window, says Ryan Taylor.

However, the Daily Express journalist has his doubts over whether the Brazilian can fit into the team and improve it.

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What is the latest news involving Richarlison?

According to The Sun, Chelsea players want Thomas Tuchel and new owner Todd Boehly to bring Richarlison to Stamford Bridge this summer.

West London, however, is not the only place where Richarlison seems to have fans, with the same outlet stating that Tottenham and Arsenal are interested in signing the 25-year-old, who has been described as a “special player” by Davide Ancelotti.

He was arguably Everton’s best performer last season, scoring 10 goals in 30 Premier League appearances to help Frank Lampard’s men cling on to their top-flight status.

In terms of how much he could cost, the MailOnline recently reported that the Toffees want in excess of £50m for the Brazil international.

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What has Taylor said about Richarlison to Tottenham?

Taylor has told GIVEMESPORT that there is definitely interest in Richarlison from Tottenham, though he has his concerns about a potential swoop for the former Watford man.

Speaking to GMS, the Daily Express journalist said: “Spurs seem keen on Richarlison. From my personal perspective, I’m not sure he’s the right signing for them. I’m not quite sure where he fits in the team, and I’m not quite sure whether he elevates their team to the next level, but Tottenham are genuinely keen.”

Would Richarlison improve Tottenham?

Whether Richarlison would improve the quality of Tottenham’s starting XI is very much debatable.

He would not be an upgrade on Harry Kane or Son Heung-min, while it is hard to imagine Antonio Conte dropping Dejan Kulusevski if he carries his form from last season into the new campaign.

The Sweden international has been excellent for Spurs since joining from Juventus in January, coming up with an impressive 13 goal contributions in 18 league outings.

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There is no doubt that the arrival of Richarlison at Hotspur Way would strengthen the north London club’s squad, though. Th ex-Fluminense star, who has scored 78 goals in his career, probably brings more to the table than the likes of Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn.

The attacking duo scored just five league goals combined last season, though it is worth mentioning that they were obviously not regular starters under Conte.

Nevertheless, considering Richarlison’s goalscoring record and versatility, you suspect that the Italian views him as an upgrade on both Moura and Bergwijn.

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