Everton knock back mammoth €100m bid from Barcelona for Man Utd target

Date published: Wednesday 29th January 2020 6:43 - Matthew Briggs

Everton have rejected a mammoth €100m (£85m) bid from Barcelona for Richarlison, according to Sky Sports.

Barca are long-time admirers of the Brazilian forward and sporting director Eric Abidal made an enquiry about the forward last summer.

Everton knocked that back and this week they have turned down a firm bid from the Catalan giants for the 22-year-old for Watford man.

Richarlison has been linked to Manchester United recently, but a report in the Daily Express stated that Carlo Ancelotti will turn away any transfer bids for the player because the player is integral to his project at Goodison Park.

The Sun claimed United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had been mulling over a move for Richarlison for months, but Ancelotti will apparently block any bids with the 60-year-old granted overall power with recruitment despite the presence of director of football Marcel Brands.

 

 

All the reported interest from Man Utd led Richarlison to commit his future to Everton.

“I intend to be here a long time,” Richarlison told evertontv, after signing until 2024 in December.

“This was the club which gave me the opportunity to show my football.

“It was here I managed to get a place in the Brazil national team and it was here I have scored lots of goals in the Premier League.”

 

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