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Pundit claims £50m Everton star has ‘the connections’ to earn himself summer switch to Arsenal

Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Everton, April 2022.

Premier League title winner Tim Sherwood believes that Everton striker Richarlison has ‘the connections to get himself a move to Arsenal’.

The Toffees frontman, like his teammates, is staring down the barrel of potential relegation from the Premier League after Frank Lampard’s men dropped into the bottom three following a win for Burnley and their own defeat to Liverpool in the Merseyside derby.

Richarlison moved to Goodison Park in a £50million deal from Watford in 2018. However, given his current salary and status in the Brazil national team, there is little or no chance of the 24-year-old staying with Everton if they do go down.

To that end, Sherwood believes the attacker will be on the move, with the Gunners a viable destination.

“Would Richarlison stick around in the Championship?” asked Sherwood, speaking on Sky Sports News. “What about the rest of them?

“Doucoure is too good for that. All of them will feel they are too good for the Championship.

“They (Everton) might have to give them away for (little) because it depends on how the finances are at the club. They might have to give them away.

“I think Richarlison has a move in him. I think he has the connection to get himself a move to Arsenal or somewhere like that.

PSG target Everton's Richarlison

PSG target Everton's Richarlison

As Everton continue to struggle, PSG have been linked with a move for Richarlison.

“People will look at him and think ‘in a better side, he might be able to step up’.”

All change in Arsenal forward department 

Mikel Arteta is known to be in the market for a new frontman this summer, with Arsenal set to be light in that department in the coming months.

Both Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah will be available on free transfers this summer. That will leave the Gunners with just Gabriel Martinelli as their lone forward option still under contract.

Despite not being a prolific goalscorer during his time on Merseyside, Richarlison does have the ability to play through the middle or out wide. And with that being the case, he may not be the only striker Arsenal move for this summer.

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