Richarlison opens up on interest from Arsenal and Chelsea before his £60m switch to Spurs… as the Brazilian admits call from Antonio Conte ‘was vital for my decision’ to join the north London club

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  • Richardson admits there was interest from Arsenal and Chelsea this summer
  • Instead the Brazilian forward joined Spurs in a £60m transfer from Everton
  • Richardson has already played eight times for North London this season.

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Richardson has highlighted his £60million switch to Tottenham this summer, admitting that the Lillewhites were not the only side from the capital interested in his services.

The 25-year-old was the subject of more than one questioning this summer, with both Arsenal and Chelsea approaching Everton, but Spurs were the only side willing to pay the required fee.


Richardson has spent four seasons in the Toffees since arriving from Watford, scoring 53 runs and assisting in 14 goals in 152 appearances after a £35m move.

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Tottenham’s Richardson admits both Arsenal and Chelsea were interested this summer

Brazil are currently away from their national side, and scored twice as their team continued their World Cup preparations after beating Ghana 3–0.

and, as reported by Goal.comHe has said while away: ‘I know Chelsea made an offer, and I believe Arsenal also approached Everton to ask about my situation, but Spurs came and paid the fee. did you know?

‘Its as simple as that. Everton had to sell some players to avoid the financial fair play problem, and the talks were very brief, to be honest.

The 25-year-old has scored twice and spurs . Has assisted twice in eight matches for

‘I was on vacation in Brazil when I heard Tottenham made an offer to Everton. I was happy because they are a great team.

‘Then it was about clubs negotiating a deal, and luckily, everything went well.

‘Antonio Conte called me during the conversation and expressed that he wanted me to be with him – it was important to my decision.’

Richarlison scored twice as Brazil overtook Ghana in a friendly in France on Friday night

Richarlison scored twice as Brazil overtook Ghana in a friendly in France on Friday night

And the 25-year-old has already endeared himself to the Spurs loyalist, scoring twice as Tottenham left late in September to beat Marseille in the Champions League.

Although he has started in the Premier League only twice out of seven matches, doing so against Leicester and Fulham, he has already made an assist on two occasions.

But he will be looking to get on the scoresheet in the league soon, as he will face stiff competition in the form of Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusewski for a place in the starting line-up alongside Harry Kane.

He reveals that a phone call from Antonio Conte was ‘critical’ for him to move to Spurs

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