KEY POINTS

  • Richarlison scored 10 league goals for Everton last season
  • He is contracted with Everton until 2024
  • Richarlison is set to become Spurs' fourth summer signing

Everton forward Richarlison is reportedly close to joining Tottenham Hotspur in the ongoing summer window.

Spurs have agreed to pay around $61 million but there are still certain issues that need to be sorted around the add-ons, reported BBC Sport.

Everton and Spurs have finished the first part of the paperwork and the North London club has reached full personal terms with Richarlison, according to Fabrizio Romano, who has a credible record in the European transfer markets.

Richarlison, who still has a contract with Everton until 2024, will soon travel to London in the coming days to undergo his medical and complete the move, according to Sky Sports.

The 25-year-old will become Spurs' fourth summer signing after Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic and Yves Bissouma.

Richarlison is expected to boost Antonio Conte's Spurs that have secured a Champions League spot for the upcoming campaign. Tottenham are also trying to sign FC Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet on a season-long loan. The Frenchman started only seven La Liga games for the Catalans last season, according to The Guardian.

The Merseyside club signed Richarlison from Watford for $61 million in the summer of 2018.

Everton were fighting relegation for the majority of the second half of the last season before finishing 16th in the 2021-22 Premier League table. Richarlison played a key role in helping Everton escape relegation as six out of his 10 league goals came in the club's last nine games of the season. The Goodison Park side finished just four points above the relegation zone.

Everton's Brazilian striker Richarlison (centre) celebrates his goal against Chelsea
Everton's Brazilian striker Richarlison (centre) celebrates his goal against Chelsea AFP / Paul ELLIS

Richarlison went into the 2021-22 campaign on the back of a busy summer, when he played for Brazil in both Copa America and the Olympic Games. He was also a part of the Brazil side that lost 1-0 in the Copa America final to Argentina.

Overall, the Brazilian forward scored 53 goals and 14 assists in 152 appearances for Everton in all competitions.

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